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Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

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Flexible, online classes make it easier to reach your goals while balancing work and family life.

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Get up to 100% of tuition covered with the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship.*

Build Better Organizations and Communities

If you’re interested in creating a more just and equitable society, the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from NMSU Global Campus is the program for you. Gain a firm foundation in social theory and methodologies from our nationally ranked Department of Sociology, and learn from faculty who are recognized experts in their fields.

Our courses focus on social inequality, as well as the diverse research methods that you can apply to education, race, ethnicity, gender, sexualities, and other areas of our social realities.

The knowledge and skills you’ll develop in this program — including professional expertise, communication, leadership, problem-solving abilities, and time management — are highly valued by employers across industries.

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Career Pathways

NMSU Global Campus’s 100% online Bachelor of Arts in Sociology degree prepares students for a wide variety of 21st century careers, all of which are highly valued and in demand:

  • Education
  • Guidance Counseling
  • Human Resources Director
  • Lawyer
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Medicine
  • Research and Strategy
  • Social Work
  • STEM
  • Systems Analytics
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“As an 18 year old, I found NMSU to be one of the most inviting campuses — rich in student life yet equally involved in academics. As a 36 year old, I am looking forward to coming full circle with NMSU and graduating as an Aggie forever.”

Stephanie M., Class of 2024

The Department of Sociology’s mission has a core value of theoretical and social diversity. We strive to promote a more just society, focusing on various social, economic, and cultural issues that impact people locally, nationally, and globally.

As a sociology major at NMSU Global Campus, you’ll experience many advantages:

  • Small class sizes, a diverse multiethnic environment, and a low student-to-professor ratio.
  • One-on-one collaboration with your professors on research topics in the field of sociology.
  • Direct support for your professional aspirations through a dedicated faculty advisor who will help you select courses and activities that support your career goals.
  • Maximum flexibility and a solid foundation of analytical skills and social factors that will help you build effective organizations and better communities.

Delivery Format: 100% online
Program Credits: 120 credits
Cost Per Credit Hour: $395.40*
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250*
College: Health, Education, and Social Transformation
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The BA in Sociology program consists of 120 credits. To earn this degree, you need to complete all University degree requirements, which include General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits, with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above.

Sample Courses Credits
SOCI 1110G: Introduction to Sociology 3
SOCI 3165: Sociological Theory 3
SOCI 3150: Social Research: Methods 3
SOCI 3160: Sociological Research: Analysis 3
SOCI 4999: Sociology Senior Seminar 3
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Developmental coursework will not count toward the degree requirements and/or elective credits but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

At NMSU Global Campus, we strive to offer competitively priced tuition to keep your tuition costs affordable. If you need financial aid, we’re ready to work with you to determine the best ways to finance your education.

Financial assistance includes loans, grants, and scholarship opportunities. To apply, use NMSU’s convenient Scholar Dollar$ one-stop scholarship application, which serves all students in the NMSU system.

NMSU and NMSU Global Campus students are also eligible for loans and grants. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more about financial aid opportunities at NMSU.

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**For NMSU Global Campus programs and courses, the per credit hour cost is listed above. Special tuition agreements (Western Undergraduate Exchange, Descubre, etc.) are not applicable to NMSU Global Campus programs. Course fees still apply and are charged separately. Textbooks, uniforms, equipment, etc., are additional program costs. Additional per credit costs might be charged by the program, department or college.