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Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

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Explore the Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at NMSU Global Campus

Sociology majors are highly valued in the 21st century due to their professional expertise, as well as their understanding, communication, flexibility, leadership, motivation, patience, persuasion, problem-solving abilities, teamwork, time management, and work ethic.

About New Mexico State University's Department of Sociology

New Mexico State University's nationally-ranked Department of Sociology provides our students with a firm foundation in social theory and methodologies. Our Sociology faculty are experts in their fields and nationally recognized. We are here to help you meet your academic goals on a flexible schedule!

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.

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


Degree type: Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

College: Health, Education and Social Transformation

Delivery formats: 100% online

Program Road Map: Review Course Offerings

Cost per credit hour:  

  • Undergraduate online: $395.40*† 
  • Active Military online: $250*† 

Accredited by: NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

*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.

†For on-campus students, find tuition and fees here.

Program Highlights and Learning Outcomes

Sociology majors at NMSU Global Campus experience many advantages over other degree programs:

  • Enjoy small class sizes, a diverse multiethnic environment, and a low student-to-professor ratio.
  • Work one-on-one with your professors on research topics in the field of Sociology.
  • Students begin their Sociology studies by working closely with a faculty advisor to identify career goals. We help students select courses and activities that support your aspirations!
  • Maximum flexibility is available while you study to gain a solid foundation of analytical skills and social factors that help professionals build effective organizations and better communities.

Career Pathways

New Mexico State University's 100% online Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology prepares students for a wide variety of 21st century careers, all of which are highly valued and in demand:

  • Education
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Human Resources Director
  • Lawyer
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Medicine
  • Researcher and Strategist
  • Social Work
  • STEM positions
  • Systems Analyst

Scholarships and Financial Aid

NMSU helps to keep your tuition costs affordable. But if you need financial help, NMSU is ready to work with you to determine the best ways to finance your education to earn your Sociology bachelor’s degree.

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 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.

Contact Financial Aid

Phone: 1-888-729-6678

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