Program Overview

The online BA in Sociology degree program provides students with a solid liberal arts foundation for entering the world of business, law enforcement, education, government, non profit organizations, environmental, and health career fields. Students also gain valuable insights into social factors like race, ethnicity, gender, age, education, and social class, that can affect a wide range of variables like workplace productivity, organizational effectiveness, family and community dynamics, and environmental policy. Coursework covers topics in sociological foundations, theory, methods, analysis, and practice, so graduates are prepared to pursue careers in the field.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    This is a bachelor completion program. A total of 128 credits are required, including transfer credits. Students accepted into the program must be of sophomore standing.

    Cumulative high school GPA of 2.75 or above. ACT/SAT scores. Transfer students must have a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA in college coursework, and be eligible for return to your last college/university. Official transcripts.


    The required Introduction to Sociology, SOC 101G is not offered via Canvas, the distance learning platform. 

    Not all programs at New Mexico State University are approved in all states. Prospective students should check with the school prior to enrollment.

    School Overview

    New Mexico State University, a four-year, public, land-grant institution, was founded in 1888 as Las Cruces College. In 1889, the New Mexico territorial legislature authorized the creation of an agricultural college and experiment station and Las Cruces College became the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. Due to rapid growth, in 1960 university status was awarded and the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts became New Mexico State University. The school's mission is "to serve the educational needs of New Mexico’s diverse population through comprehensive programs of education, research, extension education, and public service."

    Students have a variety of options academically at New Mexico State University. There are nine colleges in which students can find a program to interest them. The colleges include:

    • College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • College of Business
    • College of Education
    • College of Engineering
    • College of Health and Social Services
    • Honors College

    NMSU offers bachelor degree completion programs, master's and doctorate programs, and a number of certificate and licensure options online.


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