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:
- High school diploma or the equivalent
School Accreditation Statement
Middle States Commission on Higher Education