Bachelor of Science in Social Science
University of Maryland Global Campus

Program Details

University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) offers the Bachelor of Science in Social Science, an online sociology degree program.  With this program students gain insight into social issues through the study of how groups, cultures, organizations, and institutions function.  This degree helps students learn to address social issues from an interdisciplinary perspective and communicate with a diverse audience.  You will gain skills in critical thinking, research methods used in the social sciences, critical thinking, information literacy, technology, and problem solving.  Courses help identify the implications of social science on various issues in order to develop policies and programs that improve human welfare while explaining how micro- and macro-level factors are linked in social lives.  Graduates are prepared to work toward realistic solutions of social problems with awareness, acceptance, and appreciation of diversity, social factors, and global multicultural perspectives and to follow ethical principles and standards for professional conduct. 

This online bachelor’s in sociology allows students to focus on an area of their choosing from the following options:

  • Anthropology
  • Gerontology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Maryland Global Campus is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score