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Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Why Choose an Online Sociology Degree?

Be a source of social exploration and transformation. Sociologists examine the social life within groups, organizations and societies.

Liberal Arts and Sciences
Degree Type
Bachelor of Arts
Diploma Title
Bachelor of Arts
With a major in Sociology
Transcript Title
Bachelor of Arts
Major Sociology

Will My Credits Transfer?

UF Online’s sociology degree program offers students a liberal arts education that focuses on the diverse social causes and consequences of human behavior. The study of sociology will give students a unique way of looking at society and a deep perspective into the intricacies in relationships between individuals and society. With a comprehensive foundation in sociology from UF Online, you will have the ability to impact the research that informs the public policies and practices that propel our communities forward.

The UF Online’s Bachelor of Arts in Sociology program prepares students for a wide range of careers in business, marketing, advertising, human resources, community and social services, education, public health, criminal justice, government and research.

The Sociology undergraduate program at the University of Florida is diverse and multi-faceted, offering coursework in the broad categories of sociological theory and methods; stratification, poverty and inequality; marriage, families and gender studies; aging and medical sociology; environmental and resource studies; social psychology; deviance, criminology, and social control; race, ethnicity and minority studies; and urban sociology. This equates to UF Sociology graduates that are prepared for a wide array of career choices, as well as graduate school or law school.

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What professions will a degree in Sociology prepare me for?

  • Consumer Relations Specialist
  • Consumer Researcher
  • Correctional Officer
  • Family Planning Worker
  • Human Resource Representative
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Policy Analyst
  • Public Health Supervisor
  • Substance Abuse Educator
  • Survey Researcher

Please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics or Career One Stop for additional suggestions on further career pathways and opportunities.

What are the admissions requirements for this major?

Freshmen & Lower Division Transfer Applicants

Upper Division & Second Bachelor's Transfer Applicants

Upper division transfer applicants (students with 60 or more college credits earned) and Second Bachelor's degree seeking applicants must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA and a 2.75 GPA on all attempts of all Sociology courses (and statistics, if attempted):

  • A minimum of two Sociology courses must be completed
  •   Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to complete SYG 2000 as one of their two Sociology courses.

  • Prospective applicants are also strongly encouraged to complete STA 2023 prior to enrollment at the University of Florida. If not completed prior to transfer, STA 2023 must be successfully completed in the first term at UF with a grade of a "C" or better while maintaining a major GPA of 2.75.


  • All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • Unsuccessful attempts in prerequisite courses may lower competitiveness.
  • Unsuccessful attempts in additional courses in the desired major may lower competitiveness.
  • Out of state courses used to meet prerequisites may need to be evaluated by the appropriate department upon admission.


At the University of Florida, our passion goes beyond our walls — and so do our opportunities.

UF Online’s Sociology program places convenience at your fingertips, and a fulfilling career for the taking, all for a fraction of the cost of comparable degree programs. A common theme among sociology graduates is the feeling of accomplishment in their goals of improving society, and providing insights into different facets of their own lives and relationships.

Designed for students whose commitments make traditional campus attendance impractical, our online program stands at the forefront, providing flexible academic options with the same elite faculty and rigor that makes us a leading university and top research institution. We connect people with opportunities, remove barriers and set the standard for online higher education. UF Online graduates earn the same elite degree they would receive on campus, and they will be at the top of the list for the best employers in the country.