Program Overview

Tennessee State University offers the Bachelor of Science in Sociology, a program that combines scientific and humanistic perspectives to identify, describe, explain and understand the connections between the social forces that help shape who we are, what we believe, how we behave, and how we choose to live our lives. Sociology examines how we shape our world through our interactions with others and by the choices we make, and how and why groups form, organize, achieve goals and evolve. Students who successfully complete this degree acquire a broad understanding of social processes, social institutions, and group behavior, and strong analytical skills that are highly prized in the worlds of business, industry, and local, state, and federal government and community organizations.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    This is a bachelor completion program. A total of 120 credits are required, including transfer credits. Students must complete 60 General Education requirements through Tennessee State University or determine eligibility of transfer credits with TSU prior to enrollment.


    Not approved for residents of: Alaska, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming.

    School Overview

    Tennessee State University is a public university located in Nashville, Tennessee, that was established in 1912 as the Agricultural and Industrial State Normal School. In 1922, the Agricultural and Industrial State Normal School was transformed into a four-year teachers college. Due to the increase in growth, the school received university status in 1951 and the university changed its name to Tennessee State University in 1968.

    Tennessee State University is a comprehensive, co-educational university that offers associate's, bachelor’s, master's, and doctoral degrees from the following colleges and schools:

    • Agriculture, Human, and Natural Sciences
    • Business
    • Education
    • Engineering
    • Graduate Studies and Research
    • Health Sciences
    • Liberal Arts
    • Life and Physical Sciences
    • Public Service

    In addition to traditional academic offerings, Tennessee State University also offers a variety of online programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional licensure levels.


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