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Why ODU for Sociology?

Our degree is designed to give you a broad foundation in sociology, covering topics such as:

  • social inequality
  • family
  • education
  • socialization
  • gender roles
  • ethnic and minority relations

You'll also have the option to add an emphasis in criminal justice. 

Exceptional students have an opportunity to participate in the departmental honors program, with access to advanced studies and independent work with department faculty.

* Note: Only the Bachelor of Science is available as a full program online. However, both the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science are available as degree-completion programs, which assume you have prior college credits.

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We've partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. The Guaranteed Admission Agreement is intended to ease the transfer process between the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and Old Dominion University (ODU).

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Required Courses

To earn this degree from ODU, you must complete at least 30 credit hours with us. This bachelor’s degree requires 120 total credit hours.

Talk with our enrollment team to determine if you have credits that will transfer or to start an application.

Online Learning Environment

Access course materials online from any location. Many classes don't have a scheduled meeting time, so you can fit class into your personal schedule. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Careers in Sociology

Our sociology graduates find careers in:

  • Social services
  • Counseling
  • Social science research
  • Administrative support positions
  • Management
  • Education
  • Sales/Marketing
  • Law enforcement

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$356 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-State Students$407 per credit hour

Active duty military students may qualify for a discounted undergraduate tuition rate.

These tuition rates are effective Summer 2019 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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How to Apply

The Bachelor of Science in Sociology is available entirely online. If you’ve never taken college classes before, you'll apply to ODU as a freshman. 

The Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science also are available online as degree-completion programs, which assume you have prior college credits for lower-division courses that can transfer to ODU. 

Our enrollment team will help you throughout the admissions process.

Get guaranteed admission at Old Dominion University

We've partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. By applying, you will be assured admission at ODU for the completion of your degree.

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Meet your Team

Our dedicated enrollment team will guide your transition to ODUOnline.

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Missy Magerkorth
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Enrollment Coordinator
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Sharon Lycett
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Enrollment Coordinator
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1-800-968-2638