Louisiana State University Introduces New Online Undergraduate Sociology Degree Program


BATON ROUGE – The LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences, LSU Department of Sociology, and LSU Online have launched a new online program for the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. The curriculum, built on the foundation of the Department of Sociology’s on-campus degree, offers students the opportunity to learn from and work directly with the department’s internationally recognized faculty, known for their tradition of excellence in research, teaching, and service.

The new online degree focuses on understanding social interactions, social change, how social groups impact the choices people make, and how culture influences trends in society.  The program is designed to be flexible and convenient, allowing students to earn a degree while working around their schedule.

“We are excited about partnering with LSU Online to offer a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology because it is an incredibly versatile degree and complements many careers,” said Yoshinori Kamo, chair of the LSU Department of Sociology. “We are devoted to offering students a high-quality LSU education on a more flexible schedule and platform to help them meet their academic goals.”

The online Bachelor of Arts in Sociology degree program prepares graduates for careers in a variety of fields in the fast-changing, global, and technology-driven labor market. Available to students starting in January 2020, applications are now being accepted.

“I am proud the College of Humanities & Social Sciences is able to offer this exceptional learning experience to students,” said Troy Blanchard, dean of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences. “Through this collaboration, we have the opportunity to serve students beyond the physical boundaries of the LSU campus.”

To learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, please visit https://online.lsu.edu/online-degree-programs/undergraduate/ba-sociology/.


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LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Charlotte Bencaz
LSU Online

Ernie Ballard
LSU Media Relations