If you are interested in how human social interactions shape all areas of life, you should major in sociology. Race, gender, social class, inequality, family, religion, media and law can influence social interactions. In the Bachelor of Arts or Science in Sociology, you will have the opportunity to take courses in sociological theory, social movements, social institutions (such as law, medicine, and the media), and social stratifications including class, race, and gender-based inequalities. Although the time frame for degree completion varies with the individual student, the sociology major is structured as a four-year degree program. The degree can be completed three ways: entirely on-campus, online (through web-based or lecture-capture based courses) or through a combination of both.

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Learning Format For Sociology

Our Bachelor of Arts or Science in Sociology is designed to be completed online, with students completing assignments, readings, papers, tests and projects throughout the semester. This degree includes three different course formats. Course sections where recorded and live lectures via Mediasite connect you with professors and other students on your own time are labeled “AW.” Courses where participation with the professor, other online students and students attending the in-person class on campus is required in real-time are labeled, “SW.” Courses that are completely online and offered through Blackboard, with no recorded lecture or in-person students are labeled “WW.” Students in this program have the option to take all classes online or a combination of online and in-person. The Bachelor of Arts degree requires foreign language proficiency or classes. Depending on your choice in foreign language, you may need to take courses in-person.

Advising for Sociology

When you join our program we want to make sure you have all the resources and advice you need to successfully complete our program. To do this, we offer advising via phone or email. We look forward to working with you!

Sociology Resources

At ENMU we want to make sure you get the help you need. We offer several tutoring services, including the Online Writing Center (OWL), which is only for distance education students. The OWL is available to help you improve your writing and help you clearly communicate for written, school related projects and assignments. We also have online databases, journal articles and eBooks accessible through the Golden Student Success Center. Since ENMU has a dedicated distance education librarian on staff, you’ll always have the help you need to take advantage of library resources. For questions and concerns about homework assignments, projects and grades please email or call your professor.

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Scholarships and Financial Assistance

ENMU is committed to helping you finance your education. You can find more information about admissions scholarships and find out why more than $22 million in financial assistance was awarded to ENMU students last year. Once you are an enrolled ENMU student, there are additional scholarships available.

Career Opportunities in Sociology

Sociology majors can look forward to a variety of careers in:

  • Business
  • Government (local, state and federal)
  • Education
  • Human services
  • Non-profit sector

Your skills may also be valued in any area in which an understanding of social institutions, social issues, and social interaction is valued. ENMU’s Counseling and Career Services offers free job placement assistance to all ENMU students.

Additional Degree Information

You can find additional information about the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Sociology degree, including the courses you will take when you're a History, Social Sciences and Religion major at Eastern.