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More Options, Better Careers for Sociology Majors

The 21st century labor market is data-reliant, increasingly global, and technology driven. Career advancement in an increasingly diverse global society requires the ability to work cooperatively and effectively with people from different cultures, ethnicities, and nationalities. As an online sociology major, a remarkably broad range of careers are within reach including:

  • Legislative Assistant; support the passage of laws working for government or private law firms.
  • Research Designer; help gather data to inform decision making across every type of private industry and social service.
  • Business Analyst; examine trends, conduct research, and design reports to influence important decisions.
  • Special Agent and Criminal Investigator; gather evidence to support victims and dismantle criminal enterprise.

A bachelor of science in sociology also supports broad interests and options in diverse fields, especially if you’ve started a career and want to expand your opportunities with a relevant degree. Your online sociology degree can help you expand career opportunities in areas such as:

  • Business research design
  • Government planning, research, and policy
  • Community outreach and education
  • Health care analysis and data gathering
  • Consumer, criminal, and market research

Some of the relevant courses for this program include Prejudice and Discrimination, Poverty and Inequality, Politics and Power, and Social Stratification.

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Hispanic Serving Institution

MSU Denver continues to serve the highest number of Hispanic/Latina/o/x students among institutions of higher education in the state of Colorado.

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Civically Engaged Campus

More than 70% of registered MSU Denver students voted in the 2020 Presidential Election.

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$1000 Renewable Annual Scholarship for New and Returning Students

If you are a new MSU Denver student or one who has been away from MSU for at least two semesters and interested in completing a fully online degree, this scholarship is for you.

Email [email protected] for details.

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Access and Affordability

Access and affordability is our mission. 30% of our students pay no tuition/fees, 46% receive aid, and our tuition is among the lowest in the state.


Success Coaching for MSU Denver Online Students

Once you are accepted to an online program at MSU Denver, you will have access to online student support services.

  • Success coaches work one-on-one with you to develop a personalized success plan
  • Specialized resources for online students can include trainings, referrals, monthly meetings, and resource recommendations

How to Apply