Online Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

School of Natural and Social Science
Online Format: Hybrid (online and in person)
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Program Highlights

  • Students are able to create course schedules of online and in-person classes that suit their busy lives
  • Caring, attentive faculty with strong record of teaching and research
  • Affordable tuition
  • Preparation for a wide variety of career paths
  • Access to insightful sociology research seminars and annual career panels
  • Required classes are offered in fall, spring, and summer. Many classes are offered on weekends or during the evenings.

Program Description and Career Opportunities
Sociology is the scientific study of social life, including social change, and the social consequences of human behavior. Students who study sociology at Lehman take courses in a variety of areas, including theory, education, gender, work and society, social inequality, race and ethnicity, the family, criminology, health and illness, and research methods.

A bachelor’s degree in sociology provides a strong preparation for entry-level positions in private industry, business, government and non-profit organizations. In the past, most sociology majors found employment in fields such as education, business, gerontology, journalism, politics, religion, social welfare, and other areas that involve working with the public or helping those in need.

Recently, however, sociology students with strong backgrounds in research methods (research design, computer applications, and applied statistical techniques) have been more likely to enter professions that involve the formulation or evaluation of public policies and programs. A sizable number of our students pursue graduate degrees.

Admission Requirements

The cost per credit hour is $305 (in-state tuition & fees).

Application Deadline(s)

  • Fall: February 1; Spring: September 15 

Contact the Program

Alyssa Lyon,
Sociology Advisor

Susan Dumais, Ph.D.
Sociology Chair