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Earn a Respected Sociology Degree Online From NAU

The sociology profession is growing in importance and you can enter this expanding field with an online bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Northern Arizona University. Sociology is part scientific research, part humanities, and part storytelling. Broadly speaking, sociologists study culture, societies and human interactions. They use their research and observations skills to work in a variety of fields, including business, healthcare, criminal justice or government. This degree is also a great stepping-stone for anyone seeking to further study sociology or other field in graduate school.

An Affordable & Flexible Online Sociology Degree

NAU’s online bachelor's in Sociology program combines the rigor and opportunities of a sociology degree with the accessibility and ease of transferring from a community college. Transfer up to 64 credit hours from an Arizona community college and then complete your Sociology degree entirely online or in select in-person classes at NAU-Yuma.

Many industries look to professional sociologists for research and problem solving. Potential opportunities include: 

  • Business Operations Analyst
  • Marketing Research Analyst
  • Public Health Educator
  • Survey Researcher

Catalog Information

Learn more about the program options by viewing the catalog information below. Catalog information is displayed for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Sociology

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B
120 units
Maximum Transfer Units
64
120

University Requirements

University Requirements
  • To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.

    • All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
    • All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
    • At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
    • At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
    • A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.
    The full policy can be viewed here.

     

Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

  • At least 36 units of major requirements
  • At least 18 units of a minor or 15 units of a certificate
  • 6 units of communication skills
  • 12-16 units of foreign language for a Bachelor of Arts OR 12 units of science for the Bachelor of Science

  • Up to 9 units of major prefix courses may be used to satisfy Liberal Studies requirements; these same courses may also be used to satisfy major requirements

  • Electives as needed to reach 120 units

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Mathematics Required MAT 114
Emphasis, Minor, Certificate Required
Foreign Language Optional
Research Required
Some online/blended coursework Required
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Major Requirements
  • Take the following 72 - 79 units:

    • The following 36 units must be completed with a Grade of "C" or better or better.
    • At least 15 of these 36 units must be taken at Northern Arizona University.
  • Complete a Minor or a Certificate (15-18 units)

    Minor requirement:

    Complete at least 18 units from a minor other than Sociology.

    OR

  • Certificate Requirement:

    Complete at least 15 units from a Certificate other than Sociology.

  • Computer Literacy (3 units)
    This coursework must help you to understand, in general, the technical components of computers and information systems, how to solve problems using information systems technology, word processing, spreadsheet use, database management, graphic information software, website development, graphic design and use of statistical analysis software.

  • Communication Requirements (6 units)

    Choose 6 units in the following two categories. 

    • Performance-based courses, select one from the following (3 units)
      • CST 111, CST 311, CST 312, CST 314, CST 315CST 318 (Performance-based courses are defined as having at least 51 percent of the evaluation of the student being based upon oral performance.)
      • Or advisor approved
    • Theory-based courses, select one from the following (3 units)
  • Please note that you cannot use CLEP or locally prepared exams to satisfy this requirement. Transfer credit used to satisfy this requirement must be approved by the program director.

  • Choose one:
  • Foreign Language Requirement (16 units)

    You must demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English that is equivalent to four terms of university coursework in the same language. You may satisfy this requirement by taking language courses or by testing out of all or part of it by taking CLEP exams.

  • OR
  • Science Requirement (12 units)

    Select from the following:

    • ANT 101, ANT 250
    • GSP 130, GSP 150
    • Courses with Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Geology, Mathematics, Nutrition, Physical Science, Physics, Statistics prefixes. Please note that other courses must be approved by the program director.
General Electives
  • Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit. 

    You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they weren't used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)

Additional Information
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

Sociological Sciences - Minor

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18 units
Maximum Transfer Units
18
18

University Requirements

  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.

Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 18
Major GPA C

Details

Minor Requirements
  • Take the following 18 units with a Grade of "C" or better in each course:

    • SOCIO 101 (3 units)
    • Select 5 additional Sociology (SOCIO) courses with an adivsor's approval. Please note that you must take at least three of these courses at Northern Arizona University. (15 units)
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
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