Program Overview

Brandman University has made available to students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. Students have the option of completing the required courses through online courses, attending physical campus classrooms, or a combination of both to fit individual schedules and obligations.

The program is comprised of courses introducing the general education concepts, and supplemented with core sociology concepts intrinsic to the personal development and comprehensive understanding of sociological methods and practices. Students may use the specialized curriculum to enhance their knowledge and skills when analyzing and evaluating social phenomena, and also when communicating an awareness of diversity and critical thinking skills.

Sociology is the study of human society, which encompasses origins, development social groupings, and traditional and non-traditional organizations. The expansive social science is a foundational body of knowledge needed when analyzing the intricacies of human behavior. The field of sociology can include social class, religion, welfare, government, politics, music, art, literature, and anthropology. The bachelor curriculum focuses on the institutions, cultures, family patterns and relationships, gender and ethnic relations, mass media, and value systems that are common influences of sociological events.

Students in the sociology program will be introduced to courses such as Globalization and Social Change, Social and Political Theory, and Intercultural Communications. Students may expand on the core curriculum with choices in electives that delve into concepts of logic, ethics, suburban life, deviant behavior, sexual preference, and family, among others. The sociology discipline is varied in course material but structured in what is expected to be learned and applied to observations. Successful students should be able to apply the learned concepts when pursuing positions as social workers, policy makers, lawyers, educators, business managers, and in government organizations.

Graduates can potentially pursue additional education in sociology or other concentrations to expand the core knowledge and become specialized in specific areas. Students may wish to become part of social groups to better comprehend the variance of ideas and considerable topics.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission


    This is a bachelor completion program. A total of 120 credits are required, including 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or equivalent. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities.

    School Overview

    Brandman University is a private, non-profit institution that is a part of the Chapman University System. Founded in 1861, Chapman University is one of California’s oldest, most prestigious private universities and is located in Orange, California. Its overall mission is “to provide students with a dynamic education based on excellence and flexibility that creates lasting value and relevance for evolving careers.”  Steeped in academic tradition, this university offers quality education consistent with the needs of a new kind of student: one who demands the same high academic standards as a traditional university but whose life requires greater flexibility and real-world relevance in the curriculum.  With undergraduate, graduate, credential, and certificate programs in Business, Arts and Sciences, Health, Education, and professional development, Brandman offers numerous fully-online programs to provide added flexibility for its students.


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