Program Overview

The online Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at the University of Central Florida emphasizes thoughtful examination of social issues. The purpose of exploring society through a variety of classes is to increase students’ social awareness and the ability to employ a sociological perspective to interpret social behavior. Graduates are equipped with a set of core courses in theory, methods, statistics, and data analysis that give them the opportunity to explore a research question from the beginning conceptualization to the presentation of findings about their project. 

Graduates are also well-prepared for careers in positions or fields such as:

  • research analyst
  • behavioral analyst
  • law enforcement
  • corrections
  • diversity training specialist
  • child welfare

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions. Minimum 2.0 GPA. Demonstrated competency of foreign language or American Sign Language. High school transcript. SAT/ACT score (including writing scores). Two English composition courses and two math courses with Grade C or better.


    Not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. 

    Not authorized for residents in Michigan, Minnesota, and Oregon.

    Some or all programs may be restricted in the following states: Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Alabama, Maryland, and Minnesota.

    School Overview

    The University of Central Florida was established in 1963 and opened in 1968; it continues today as a 4-year, metropolitan public research university in Orlando, Florida. University of Central Florida is a member of the State University System of Florida. It was founded as Florida Technological University and aimed to educate future personnel of the United States space program at the nearby Kennedy Space Center. Ten years after its founding, the institution broadened its academic offerings and changed its name to University of Central Florida.

    University of Central Florida offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, as well as professional programs from the following colleges:

    • College of Arts and Humanities
    • Burnett Honors College
    • College of Business Administration
    • College of Education and Human Performance
    • College of Engineering and Computer Science
    • College of Graduate Studies
    • College of Health and Public Affairs
    • College of Medicine
    • College of Nursing
    • College of Optics and Photonics
    • Rosen College of Hospitality Management
    • College of Sciences
    • College of Undergraduate Studies

    The University of Central Florida offers a variety of online and distance learning opportunities for both the traditional and nontraditional student through UCF Online. Fully online offerings include bachelor’s degrees, graduate degrees, professional certificates, and 2+2 baccalaureate completion programs.


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