B.A. Online


American Public University

2 months
285 USD/credit 34200 USD/full
285 USD/credit 34200 USD/full
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The Sociology BA course at the American Public University uses the unique view and perspective of sociology to study all forms of human behavior and interaction from the individual and small groups to institutions and globalization. 


Course Details

Open a window into unfamiliar worlds and gain a fresh perspective on familiar worlds, studying how humans behave and interact with the Sociology BA course at the American Public University.

APU’s online sociology degree explores key social institutions and contemporary social problems; interactions of individuals, small groups, institutions, and global communities; race, ethnicity, and diversity; and gender roles, stereotypes, and class positions.

You may focus on a specific topic of interest through an independent study. This can be done one-on-one with a faculty member or with a small peer group.

Students must choose a concentration for this degree program:

  • Community Action
  • Education 
  • Health
  • Public Policy
  • Social Justice

What You Will Do

  • Use sociological imagination to analyze social behavior
  • Explain how social stratification, or division, impacts social inequality
  • Differentiate major patterns and concepts that shape the study of sociology
  • Evaluate the ethical considerations, methods, and analytical techniques used in sociological research
  • Discuss how social processes and structures influence the concept of the individual

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Society, Interaction, and the Individual
  • Social Problems
  • Classical Sociological Theory
  • Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • Research Methods for Sociology
  • Statistics for Social Science

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

Courses Start Monthly 


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All APU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    34200 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 2 months.
  • National

    34200 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 2 months.

$250 with military grant


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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