This course will help you to learn about how society is shaped by factors such as wealth, poverty, race, gender, diversity, education, morals and class. It looks at the structures and institutions that society needs and relies on to function.

As a popular subject that is broad, diverse and covers all range of human activities, it will answer all of your questions and provide you with an overview of this discipline.

Sociology has many sub fields, and deals with local, national and international issues. It is the study of society as a whole and the world we live in. Through a stimulating learning environment it combines methodologies, observations with exciting ideas and concepts. Through it you will develop valuable skills that can be applied to many different areas. It is a social science that encompasses thinking critically about the society and world around you, and provides a way of making sense of social problems and contemporary society.

Online sociology degree overview

More and more leading universities are seeing the need to have online degree courses in key subjects like sociology. This is partly because these days online courses are beginning to have the core values and traditions that campus based universities have. Another reason is that distance learning is ideal for people who have daytime jobs or social commitments that stops them from studying full time.

Online lessons are taught by enthusiastic teaching staff who make a real effort to get to know their students better. Anyone who is thinking of enrolling on a program can be assured that the course content and learning material will be up to date and contemporary. They should also know that through online resources they will be able to easily communicate and debate issues with fellow students, just like they would do on a university campus.

Typical modules and subjects that can be taught on a distance learning sociology course

  • An Aging Population
  • Bureaucracy
  • Community Development
  • Diversity
  • Family Structure and Society
  • Family Conflict
  • Globalisation
  • Human Society
  • Human Behaviour
  • Population Analysis
  • Population Growth and Migration
  • Popular Culture
  • Politics and Society
  • Poverty and Crime
  • Prejudice and Discrimination
  • Program Evaluation
  • Marriage and the family
  • Migration and Multiculturalism
  • New Media and Society
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Racism
  • Religion and Belief Systems
  • Social Behaviour
  • Social Change
  • Social Identity
  • Social Inequality
  • Social Institutions
  • Social Interaction
  • Social Problems
  • Social Processes
  • Social Movements
  • Social Research Methods
  • Social Relationships
  • Social Structure
  • Society and Morality
  • Society and the Environment
  • Sociological Theory
  • terrorism and Society
  • The Economy and Society
  • The Media and Society
  • The Structure of Groups
  • Youth and Crime
  • Women and Society

Students will learn how to

  • Carry out research, evaluate information and then come to conclusions.
  • Critically analyze social phenomena.
  • Gather and analyse evidence.

Students will learn about

  • How and why people interact with each other.
  • The key issues in sociology today.
  • How groups interact with each other.
  • Analyse complex research data.
  • How societies develop.
  • How society is organised.

Sociology is suitable for anyone who

  • Interested in developing a just society.
  • Wants to study different social groups.

Career prospects and roles for sociology graduates
The course prepares you for a rewarding and successful career in fields such as;

  • Community service
  • Consultancies
  • Public policy
  • Research analysis
  • Social workers
  • Teaching
  • Urban planning
  • Voluntary sector
  • Welfare services

About this page
This is a resource page that will give you useful information about what you can expect to learn on an accredited online sociology degree course. It also lists links to a selection of popular and relevant online degrees that are run by established US universities. We have focused on North America because at present most English language online courses are run by academic institutions based in the United States of America. Through the links on this page you will find out about the:
Admission requirements
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Course length
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Financial aid available to students


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