Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
A degree in sociology can change your life.
Now The University of Texas of the Permian Basin—part of the prestigious UT System—makes it possible for you to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology completely online! And unlike other online degree programs, UTPB's online bachelor's program is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and #3 among Texas public universities – and in the top 50 nationwide – Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs by U.S. News & World Report.
Our online BA offers smart advantages!
- Every course is 100% online
- Tuition is affordable—just $288 per credit hour
- Courses are only 8 weeks
- You can earn your BA in as little as 12 months
- Accredited by SACS
- Choose from six convenient start dates
Develop real-world skills—right now.
The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology concentrates on the scientific study of human behavior within society. Students pursuing a degree in sociology will explore human interactions within group settings, the diversity of cultures and societies that exist throughout the world, factors that influence social behavior in various social groups, organizations and institutions.
Learn from savvy professionals.
UTPB's online degree programs are just as rigorous as our on-campus programs. Every online course is taught by the same respected UTPB faculty members who teach on campus. And just as important, they are committed to mentoring their students. In fact, in the National Survey of Student Engagement, 99 percent of UTPB seniors reported that their professors provided prompt feedback on their academic performance. And our online bachelor degree programs earn high marks from U.S. News & World Report – #3 among Texas public universities and in the nation’s top 50 Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs.
Apply your knowledge to an interesting variety of professional fields.
Because sociology is a broad discipline, a bachelor's degree in sociology prepares you for a wide variety of career opportunities—including counseling, teaching, social work, law enforcement, human resources, counseling, and healthcare. Plus, you'll feel more confident knowing that you've prepared yourself to succeed in a very competitive job market. Research shows that individuals with a bachelor's degree earn more and have a lower risk for unemployment than their less-educated peers.