Sociology is the scientific study of society, including culture, interactions, and institutions.

If you’re curious by nature, with a knack for investigating further, this might be the field for you.  

Sociology’s subject matter is incredibly diverse, encompassing just about every facet of human and societal relations. Research plays a major role in sociology, as it’s important to be able to make meaningful connections, draw relevant conclusions, and effectively communicate those conclusions.

COURSE AREAS INCLUDE: 

  • Gender and Society
  • Poverty in America
  • Social Class and Inequality
  • Race, Class, and Criminal Justice
  • The Sociology of Law

WHY CHOOSE COKER COLLEGE?

Coker College caters to the unique needs of nontraditional students, providing the opportunity to obtain a degree while working. Our online sociology bachelor’s degree program helps you further your education with flexibility, completing your coursework on your schedule. With competitive tuition rates, passionate professors, and innovative course content, you’ll gain the hands-on experience needed to advance your career.

CONCENTRATIONS

Criminology

A concentration in criminology is available to students who are interested in careers in law enforcement, correction, and other criminal justice agencies.

DOWNLOAD THE ACADEMIC CATALOG

For a more detailed explanation of requirements, including course descriptions, download the Academic Catalog.

Sociology is a versatile major. It marries the skills and methodology of the sciences with the critical thinking of the humanities. This combination of knowledge areas prepares sociology majors for graduate school or careers in a variety of fields, including social services, government, health care, journalism, politics, public relations, public administration, and business. 

Here are some examples of career paths that you may choose to pursue with a sociology degree:

Admissions Counselor
Advertising Manager
Career Counselor
Child Welfare Worker
Comm. Serv. Agency Dir.
Customer Service
Gerontologist
Guidance Counselor
Hospital Administrator
Human Resources
Labor Relations Specialists
Market Research Analyst
Marriage Counselor
Mental Health Worker
Nursing Home Administrator
Personnel Manager
Probation/Parole Officer
Psychiatrist
Psychologist
Public Relations Manager
Rehabilitation Counselor
Social Worker
Sociologist
Speech Pathologist
Substance Abuse Counselor
Youth Counselor