Learn to apply sociological principles and perspectives. Students of sociology thrive on the study of society and the improvement of the human condition. At Mary Baldwin, we focus on understanding and finding answers, providing you with a firm foundation in the social sciences. Sociology professors maintain an open door policy and often work with students in community outreach. You’ll also receive the opportunity to develop professionally through organized internships.

Complete your sociology degree online

Mary Baldwin University’s Bachelor of Arts in Sociology can be completed entirely online. The program provides a strong emphasis on the application of sociological principles and perspectives through community service, a focus on theory and research methodology through our series of upper-level, core required courses, an emphasis on social inequalities and global perspectives, and professional preparation through distinctive sociology internships and direct inquiries, and field instruction in social work

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Cost and Financial Aid

A great education is worth it. Here’s how Mary Baldwin helps you pay for it: Generous financial aid packages, a broad range of scholarships, transferring maximum credit hours from previous coursework or relevant work and life experiences — the list goes on. Our mission is to help you level up and bring your aspirations to life.

MBU helps you fast-track your path to a sociology degree with the opportunity to transfer up to 18 credits (6 courses) through direct course equivalents from the Virginia Community Colleges System.

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