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Why study sociology online through OSU?

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 and 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.   


We offer 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 family.


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!


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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.


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Transfer Student Admissions and Transfer Credit Guide

You should apply as a transfer student if you have attempted a minimum of seven semester hours of college-level credit after graduation from high school. Want to know what credits transfer? Transfer Credit Guide



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
  Resident Non-Resident
Total cost per credit hour $421.40 $938.75
Total cost per 3-credit hour course $1,264.20 $2,816.25
Semester Block Rate Tuition and Fees based on 15 hours $6,321.00 $14,081.25

* 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


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