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B.S. in Sociology

Program Description

Sample plan of study

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Program Description

Develop a better understanding of the way society works.  Sociology is the study of human social interaction and social organizations, especially as an operating system. Examine social relationships in institutions like the family, religion, the economy, media, education and government. Students in the online B.S. in Sociology degree program develop applied research and analytical skills and a perspective that prepares them to address social concerns. Curriculum flexibility allows online sociology majors to pursue various interests.  Areas of study include small groups, population, inequality, diversity, gender, social change, families, community development, organizations, health care, and aging.

There are a wide variety of career opportunities for individuals in the online sociology degree program.  A sociologist's expertise can be useful in careers that involve community service, urban planning, industrial development, population analysis, agricultural and rural life advocacy, economic or marketing studies, health-related work, government administration, human relations, human and social services, management or personnel, and research analysis. Sociologists are employed in a variety of community organizations, such as hospitals, businesses, mental health clinics, schools, churches, alcohol and drug abuse programs, rape and abuse crisis centers, courts, juvenile delinquency programs, as well as other public and private helping institutions.


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If you are interested in a complementary graduate program, consider our online M.S. in Community Development.


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Sample Plan of Study

Required Core Courses:

Anchor Courses:

Additional Courses:

Total Credits: 122


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Frequently Asked Questions

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New Undergraduate Admission
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Contact Information

NDSU Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Phone: 701-231-8657
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Web: www.ndsu.edu/socanth/

NDSU Office of Admission
Phone: 1-800-488-6378
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