The Bachelor of Arts in sociology degree is dedicated to the study of the social lives of people, groups, and societies. In the study of our behavior as social beings, sociology offers a broad range of interests, from analyzing short contacts between anonymous individuals to examining global social processes.
This 120-hour program promotes effective communication, critical thinking, and data analysis through its broad selection of courses. Some topics sociology majors explore include the study of organizations, gender, families, cities, minority groups, environment, and urbanization.
Graduates of this program receive a valuable foundation for direct entry into meaningful careers or graduate study in a wide range of fields including law, education, counseling, social work, public health, and public administration.
After admission to UA Little Rock, any student may be admitted to the program. Undergraduate admission requirements for the university can be found in our “Become a Student” section.
This degree program requires a minimum of 120 credit hours, including two semesters of a second language. Students must successfully complete all program requirements with 2.0 GPA average in the major. Online minors are available but not required for this program. More details about program requirements can be found on the Department of Sociology website.
UA Little Rock is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, affiliated with the Electronic Campus of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), and designated as “doctoral/research intensive” by the Carnegie Foundation.
UA Little Rock makes every effort to meet special accommodation and access needs. For information on specific accommodations for individuals with disabilities, you may contact the department sponsoring the class you wish to attend, call eLearning at 501.569.3003, or the Office of Disability Support Services at 501.569.3143. The Disability Support Services website provides information about the accommodation process and online forms to apply for services.
University Standard Core Courses (18-21 hours)
Please note: Developmental courses are only available through the main campus and must be completed prior to declaring an online program.
First Year Experience (Choose 3 hours)
College of Business students may take BSAD 1100 for equivalent.
Communication – Written (Choose 3 - 6 hours)
(Select 1 set)
RHET 1311 AND RHET 1312
RHET 1320 Honors Composition
Fine Arts (Choose 3 hours)
Humanities (Choose 3 hours)
Social Sciences (Choose 3 hours)
PSYC 2300 is recommended for College of Business students.
History of Civilization (Choose 3 hours)
College Core Courses (14 hours)
Science (Choose 8 hours)
Mathematics (Choose 3 hours)
Humanities/Social Sciences/Communication-Speech (Choose 3 hours)
Speech Communication majors must select SPCH 1300
Required Courses (15 hours)
Program Requirements (Choose 15 hours)
Note: Students may choose between SOCI 3383 Classical Sociological Theory or SOCI 3384 Contemporary Sociological Theory to fulfill the theory requirement.