Expand the borders of learning beyond the classroom with an online bachelor’s degree
in Sociology! Taught by the same elite faculty who have earned our program national
recognition, our online course offerings cover a range of topics including Social
Psychology, Sociology of Law, Sociology of Health & Illness, Environmental Sociology,
and more--providing students with skills in quantitative analysis and research methods
anchored in sociological theory. With enhanced expertise in written and oral communication,
critical and analytical thinking, and interpersonal/cross cultural interactions, our
graduates are ideal candidates for careers in a variety of fields, as well as graduate
and professional schools.
The College of Arts and Sciences offers comprehensive online degrees to fit your busy
schedule. Using the latest technologies, we put sociology courses within reach for
students who are not able to attend classes on campus or commit to full-time, face
to face enrollment due to the time constraints of working full-time and raising a
OSU uses Canvas for our learning management system and hosts your online courses and
content. From lectures to discussions to submitting assignments, all course interaction
is completed entirely online. All you need is the necessary discipline and access
to computer capabilities!
The online Sociology degree follows the same path as the traditional Sociology degree.
Students are required to complete 120 total hours made up of general education courses
as well as major courses. With over 70 hours of approved online coursework, our online
Sociology degree offers students ultimate flexibility in tailoring their educational
experience to meet their future career and professional goals.
Find admission requirements for online, freshman, international, readmission, concurrent
and other students.
OSU offers undergrad online degree programs at a block rate tuition structure which means students taking 12-18 hours will be charged the same block rate whether
they take 12 to 18 hours in a semester. This helps students shorten the time to earn
their degrees and assists with financial budgeting. Additionally, OSU accepts transfer credit and all undergraduate students are eligible for scholarships awarded through the
university and college. Cost estimates below are calculated based on 2022-2023 rates. Additional cost details and OSU’s tuition and fee estimator are available
on the Bursar website.
2022-2023 Estimated Cost
Total cost per credit hour
Total cost per 3-credit hour course
Semester Block Rate Tuition and Fees based on 15 hours
* This is only an estimate of cost, based on currently approved 2022-2023 rates. Cost estimates do not include textbooks, exams, or course expenses, nor do they
factor in individual transfer credits or scholarship information. Cost will vary if
not enrolled in a fully online degree program. Active-duty military may qualify for resident tuition rate. Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Full disclaimer