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Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Sociologists examine the multifaceted connections between society and the individual.


Palmetto College's Bachelor of Arts in Sociology is designed to provide students the ability to analyze and understand issues surrounding gender, race, education, crime, health, mass media, political dynamics, and other social phenomena.

Our sociology program challenges our students to master the principles of social stratification, social organization, socialization, deviance, institutions, and social change. 

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Why should I complete a bachelor's degree in sociology?

Through a bachelor's degree in sociology, graduates are prepared with the background needed for further graduate study in the field or for pursuing career opportunities in a wide range of professionals such as law, advocacy, demography, and social science research.


Prerequisites and Requirements

To apply for this online degree program, students must have:

  • 45-60 credit hours from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Recommended completion of the following courses:
    • Composition
    • Composition and Literature
    • Math
    • Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communication
    • Natural Science with a Lab
    • Natural Science without a Lab
    • Social or Behavioral Science
    • Fine Arts
    • American History or American Government

Students who have not completed these requirements can do so at any of our Palmetto College Campuses statewide, or at any technical college.


Program Length

If you’re a full-time student, the program should take one year. Part-time students may take two years to complete the program. Talk to an advisor about how to balance Palmetto College classes with your schedule.


Ready to get started?

New terms begin six times per year. Follow the application instructions for this degree to start the enrollment process.

If you have questions or would like an unofficial pre-evaluation of your college work before applying please call, chat, or email us today! Our trained representatives can create a plan that takes into account your earned credits and your unique circumstances.

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