Bachelor of Science or Arts in Sociology

Affordable, flexible, 100% online program gives you the skills that apply to a variety of careers.

Complete the form below to get more information about our Bachelor of Science or Arts in Sociology program.


Program Details

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.

Learning Format for Sociology Coursework

You have the option to take all classes online or a combination of online and in-person. The Bachelor of Arts Sociology degree requires foreign language proficiency or classes. Depending on your choice in foreign language, you may need to take courses in-person. The Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology does not require language courses or proficiency.

In any case, you'll complete 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."
  • Traditional in-person classes.
  • Courses that are completely online and offered through Canvas, with no recorded lecture or in-person students are labeled "WW."

Advising for Sociology

When you join our program we want to make sure you have all the resources and advice you need to successfully get your degree. To do this, we offer advising via phone or email for online students, and in-person appointments if you are on campus. We look forward to working with you!

Sociology Resources

We want to make sure you get the support you need. We offer flexible tutoring services, including the ENMU Writing Center which 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 article, and eBooks accessible through the Golden Student Success Center (GSSC). ENMU librarians are available virtually, via phone and email to provide assistance, so you'll always have the help you need to take advantage of library resources.

See our distance learning library services

For questions and concerns about homework assignments, projects and grades you can always email or call your professor.

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 is awarded to ENMU students every year. Once you are an enrolled ENMU student, there are additional scholarships available.

Additionally, many Greyhounds also work part-time, on-campus jobs to help finance their education.

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
  • Market Research (students who are interested in a market research career should declare the Marketing minor)

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 sociology major at Eastern.


Chelsea Starr

Dr. Chelsea Starr

Associate Professor of Sociology/Department Chair

Office Location: Jack Williamson Liberal Arts (JWLA), Room 127F

Phone: 575.562.2301