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Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

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At a Glance

  • Credential: Degree
  • Credits: 90 or 120
  • Next Start: Monthly

Sociology helps you both understand and change the world you live in. The study of sociology links together the social, economic, political, cultural and ecological aspects of a changing global society.

  • 32

    Average Age

  • 85%

    Employment Rate

  • $45k

    Average Salary

  • 89%

    Student Recommended

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Q: Why take the Bachelor of Arts?

A: The Bachelor of Arts strengthens critical and creative thinking through a broad range of social, political and cultural studies.

Q: How long will it take to complete?

A:

Finish this program in as little as 3 or 4 years of full-time study, or work at your own pace and take as long as you need. There is no time limit for completion.

Program Overview

Sociology helps you both understand and change the world you live in. The study of sociology links together the social, economic, political, cultural and ecological aspects of a changing global society.

Sociological theory and research are used in applied areas of study like

  • crime and deviance
  • family and gender studies
  • environmental and health issues
  • agriculture and food
  • technology and the information society
  • race and ethnic relations
  • organizations and bureaucracies

Sociology also helps us understand human spirituality, social class, inequality, and the impact of poverty on the individual, family, and society. Topics in Athabasca University’s online Sociology program include

  • power
  • inequality
  • racism
  • the family
  • aging
  • crime
  • deviance
  • Globalization
  • social movements
  • Technology / information technology
  • religion/spirituality

As a Sociology student, you will also develop a greater appreciation and understanding of non-western, non-capitalist world views and social practices.

Why take the Bachelor of Arts?

The Bachelor of Arts strengthens critical and creative thinking through a broad range of social, political and cultural studies. The program is designed to

  • broaden your perspective on local and global affairs
  • encourage community and social involvement
  • prepare you for lifelong learning and occupational diversity

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