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Virtual College

Hammond Hall 201
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601
Phone: 785-628-4291
Toll Free: 800-628-FHSU
Fax: 785-628-4037 

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Are you interested in exploring relationships among groups, between groups and between individuals? Are you interested in the social causes and consequences of human behavior? Do you have a desire to make the world a better place?
Sociology is a dynamic field of study that leads to fascinating employment opportunities in fields with high social importance. In 2009,  rated sociology among the top 10 careers, based on job satisfaction and opportunity outlook.
At Fort Hays State University, online sociology courses are taught via the Internet and e-mail. As a sociology major, you have the opportunity to craft a program of study with your advisor that best suits your personal and professional interests. Along with a set of core course, you can choose from a wide range of elective courses to complete your degree. In addition to the BA in Sociology, you can chose from seven online certificate programs  that enable you to gain more in-depth knowledge in a particular topic, such as grant writing, work in a nonprofit corporation community development, sociology of aging and life stages and transitions.

Program Requirements Overview

General Education Courses: 55 Credit Hours
Modern Language Courses: 10 Credit Hours
Core Sociology Courses: 21Credit Hours
Elective Sociology Courses: 15 Credit Hours
*Free Electives: 23 Credit Hours


Detailed Degree Requirements
*Free Electives Not Included

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