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2023 Most Affordable Online Sociology Degrees

By the OnlineU team | Updated 12/16/2022
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An online bachelor’s degree in sociology explores human interactions through concepts and theories. Students can expect to explore topics such as law, social movements, gender, and race. Typical courses offered with an online bachelor’s in sociology include Social Data Analysis, Deviant Behavior, and Social Theory. In addition to core courses, students usually complete a capstone, seminar, and/or internship. Graduates of an online bachelor’s in sociology may pursue a master’s in sociology or obtain employment in industries like government, business, education, and social services. Some potential career opportunities for graduates are social workers, public relations workers, and data analysts. 

View our methodology for details about rankings or learn more about us. Similar programs to an online bachelor’s in sociology are psychology, philosophy, and anthropology. You can also check out our overall list of the most affordable online degrees for inspiration.

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Rank School Locations Annual Tuition
# 1 (tie) #1 (tie) Columbus State University Columbus (GA) $5,464
# 1 (tie) #1 (tie) University of West Georgia Carrollton (GA) $5,464
# 3 #3 Kennesaw State University Kennesaw (GA) $5,562
# 4 #4 Georgia Southern University Statesboro (GA) $6,169
# 5 #5 Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus Portales (NM) $6,624
# 6 #6 Fort Hays State University Hays (KS) $6,806
# 7 #7 Wichita State University Wichita (KS) $6,843
# 8 #8 Arkansas State University Jonesboro (AR) $7,740
# 9 #9 Central Methodist University Fayette (MO) $7,800
# 10 #10 University of Utah Salt Lake City (UT) $7,930
#1
#1
Annual Tuition: $5,464
Annual Tuition: $5,464
Annual Tuition: $5,464

Columbus State University (CSU) is a public institution offering an online Bachelor of Science in Sociology, requiring 123 credit hours. It can take full-time students four years to complete the program. The program offers three tracks: (1) Crime, Deviance, and Society, (2) General, and (3) Social Services. Overall, Columbus State accepts 78% of applicants, with 42% graduating.

At CSU, online students complete coursework, asynchronously and synchronously, through the learning management system (LMS) D2L Brightspace. A bachelor’s in sociology provides a foundational overview of gender, society, and law. Sample courses are Sociological Theory, Social Stratification and Inequality, and Introduction to Sociology. Additionally, a capstone is required for graduation. Potential career opportunities for graduates are consumer advocates, social workers, and welfare counselors.

  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Average SATs: 860 -1100
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 674
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 786
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
#1
#1

University of West Georgia

Carrollton (GA)
Annual Tuition: $5,464
Annual Tuition: $5,464
Annual Tuition: $5,464

The University of West Georgia (UWG Online) is a public institution offering an online Bachelor of Science in Sociology that requires 120 credit hours. It can take four years to complete the program at a full-time pace. UWG Online’s acceptance rate is 78%, with a graduation rate of 47%.

UWG Online facilitates asynchronous and synchronous online learning on the learning management system, CourseDen (D2L). Some of the program’s core courses are Introduction to Sociology, Communicating Sociology, and Globalization. A capstone course is also required for graduation. In general, the program offers skills and knowledge for students to pursue employment or continued academic education in sociology. Prospective industries for graduates include academia, social services, and government.

  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Average SATs: 920 -1080
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,350
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,295
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
#3
#3
Annual Tuition: $5,562
Annual Tuition: $5,562
Annual Tuition: $5,562

At Kennesaw State University (KSU), a public institution, prospective students can pursue an online Bachelor of Science in Sociology requiring 120 credit hours. Full-time students can complete the program within four years. Additionally, the degree program offers four concentrations students can choose from: (1) Culture and Social Change, (2) Criminology, (3) Medical Sociology, and (4) General Sociology. The university’s acceptance rate is 83%, and it has a 48% graduation rate.

KSU's online students complete coursework asynchronously and synchronously via D2L Brightspace. The program’s curriculum helps students develop communication, data analysis, and problem-solving skills. Sample courses include Foundations of Social Theory, Professional Development for Sociology Students, and Social Problems. Also, either a seminar and a cooperative study, internship, or study abroad program are required for graduation. Potential careers for graduates are human resources managers, business analysts, and guidance counselors.

  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Average SATs: 1050 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,315
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,792
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
#4
#4

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro (GA)
Annual Tuition: $6,169
Annual Tuition: $6,169
Annual Tuition: $6,169

Georgia Southern University (Georgia Southern) offers two online bachelor’s in sociology programs: (1) Bachelor of Science in Sociology (124 credit hours) and (2) Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies - Sociology (124 credit hours). Full-time students can expect to spend four years completing these programs. Georgia Southern’s acceptance rate is high at 91%, and it has a 51% graduation rate.

Georgia Southern facilitates asynchronous and synchronous online learning through Folio. Both programs provide an overview of the concepts and theories surrounding sociology. Some of the program’s courses are Introduction to Sociology, Social Data Analysis, and Introduction to Statistics. A senior capstone is also required for both programs. Potential career opportunities include family support workers, civil service administrators, and teachers.

  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Average SATs: 1050 -1200
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,088
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,619
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
#5
#5
Annual Tuition: $6,624
Annual Tuition: $6,624
Annual Tuition: $6,624

Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus (ENMU) is a public institution that offers an online Bachelor of Science/Arts in Sociology, which requires 120 credit hours. It can take four years to complete this program. The university accepts 51% of applicants and has a 44% graduation rate.

At ENMU, distance learners complete coursework on Canvas asynchronously and synchronously, depending on the instructor. The program’s curriculum delivers an overview of how social interactions affect all aspects of life. Sample courses are Deviant Behavior, Social Stratification, and Introduction to Sociology. Some future career opportunities for graduates include guidance counselors, public relations specialists, and social and community service managers.

  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Average SATs: 900 -1110
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,514
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 917
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

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