Sociology: Concentration in Organizations, Occupations, and Work, B.A.

Sociology: Concentration in Organizations, Occupations, and Work, B.A.
32 Credit Hours
Admits: Fall, Spring & Summer
<h2 class="block-title">For More Information</h2> <div class="contact-form block-content" id="form-container"> <form action="/" method="POST" id="request_form"> <input keyname="" name="captcha_settings" type="hidden" value="{"/> <!-- Org ID --> <input name="orgid" type="hidden" value="00D390000005Z6D" /> <!-- Type and Subtype subtype needed for DE, Edit values only--> <input type="hidden" id="type" name="type" value="Recruitment" /> <input type="hidden" id="00N39000004WhxV" name="00N39000004WhxV" value="Recruitment" /> <!-- Case Record Type --> <input type="hidden" id="recordType" name="recordType" value="0120z000000UPl8" /> <!-- Return URL --> <input name="retURL" id="retURL" type="hidden" value="" /> <!--Event Tag--><input type="hidden" id="00N0z000003O0Xj" name="00N0z000003O0Xj" size="20" value="programs/sociology" /> <!-- Campaign --> <input data-defaultvalue="yi6t-b.a.%20in%20sociology" id="00N0z000003GGtU" name="00N0z000003GGtU" type="hidden" value="yi6t-b.a.%20in%20sociology" /> <!-- Description --> <input name="description" type="hidden" value="Online B.A. in Sociology (Organizations, Occupations, and Work concentration)" /> <!-- Academic Interest --> <input id="00N4X00000AuWxv" name="00N4X00000AuWxv" type="hidden" value="a0n4X00000FJl3s" /> <!-- Form Elements --> <label class="hidden" for="name">Name</label> <br><input class="form-control" id="name" maxlength="80" name="name" placeholder="Name *" required="required" size="20" type="text" /> <label class="hidden" for="email">Email</label> <br><input class="form-control" id="email" maxlength="80" name="email" placeholder="Email *" required="required" size="20" type="email" /> <label class="hidden" for="phone">Phone</label> <br><input class="form-control" id="phone" maxlength="40" name="phone" placeholder="Phone *" required="required" size="20" type="text" /> <br /> <div class="form-check"> <label class="form-check-label"> <input class="form-check-input" id="smsCheck" type="checkbox" value=""/> <small>I would like to receive occasional support and advising for the selected program via text message to the phone number provided. Message and data rates may apply. Reply HELP for help or STOP to cancel.</small> </label> </div> <br /> <label class="hidden" for="submitBtn">Submit</label> <div id="submitContainer"> <button class="button button-gold" id="submitBtn" name="submit" type="submit"> <span id="submitText">Submit</span> </button> </div> </br> <div id="ErrorAlert" class="alert-danger alert" role="alert" style="display:none"> <!--Edit text to edit error alert--> There was an error submitting your request. If this issue persists, please contact our registration center at <a href=""></a> or <a href="tel:704-687-8900">704-687-8900</a>. </div> <div id="recaptchaText"> <!-- Do not edit this text, it is required to be present--> <p><small>This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google <a href="">Privacy Policy</a> and <a href="">Terms of Service</a> apply. </small></p> </div> </form> </div> <p></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="" width="75%"></p>

Program Tabs


Boost Your Career With Your Bachelor’s in Sociology

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s online Bachelor of Arts in sociology program is a degree-completion program for learners like you who may be seeking to progress in your current field or to prepare for a career change. Our B.A. degree in sociology program is 100% online and designed to be flexible for working professionals.

Our bachelor’s degree in sociology program with a concentration in organizations, occupations and work allows you to develop the knowledge and skills you need to analyze and interpret the social forces that shape the world of work. You will learn about the history of work, the different types of organizations and the social dynamics that play out in the workplace. You will also learn about the challenges and opportunities facing workers today.

Choosing our bachelor’s in sociology degree with a concentration in organizations, occupations and work can help you advance in your current job or embark on an exciting career change. Students who have earned our bachelor’s in sociology degree have gone on to careers in human resources, urban and regional planning, organizational administration, human services and more.

Program Details

Our online sociology degree program can be completed in as little as five semesters if you enroll full-time (about 12 months), and seven semesters (about 24 months) if you enroll part-time. The total time is determined by how many of your existing credits transfer. Our bachelor’s in sociology program is designed for students who have earned an associate degree (A.A. or A.S.) or who have earned at least 60 transferable credit hours and have completed UNC Charlotte’s general education courses, including six credit hours in mathematical and logical reasoning and six credit hours of a foreign language.

Request More Information

Connect with an Enrollment Specialist today to learn more! Complete the For More Information box on this page or contact us using the links below.

Elena Artsiukhevich

Elena Artsiukhevich
Enrollment Specialist
Schedule an online appointment

Not the right degree for you? Consider these related programs:

» Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
» Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies


Application Deadlines for New Students: 

  • July 1 (fall) 
  • November 15 (spring)
  • May 1 (first half summer term)
  • June 1 (second half summer term)

Application Deadlines for Returning Students: 

  • July 29 (fall)
  • December 1 (spring)
  • May 1 (summer)

Admissions & Requirements: 

  • The online Sociology major is designed for learners who:
    • Earned college credit before coming to UNC Charlotte
    • Work full or part-time or has responsibilities caring for others
    • Delayed entering college after high school for work, travel, or military service
    • Prefer flexibility in completing a college degree.
  • Students admitted to the online Sociology major and the online pre-Sociology major qualify for distance education tuition and fees for all courses and are considered distance education (DE) students.
  • Prospective students who have fewer than 24 transferable credit hours should apply for an on-campus program and can submit a change of major request after earning a total of 24 transferable credit hours.
  • In order to be awarded the bachelor’s degree, students must complete a total of 120 credit hours with 30 credit hours in the major.

New Student to UNC Charlotte:

Apply Now

  • Prospective students with at least 24 transferable credit hours with an approved NC community college associate degree should apply directly to the online program through the transfer student portal.
  • Provide all post-secondary transcripts.
  • Don’t forget to submit the application fee. 

Returning Student to UNC Charlotte:

Apply Now

  • Students returning to UNC Charlotte after a 12 month absence should apply for readmission.
  • Provide all post-secondary transcripts.
  • Don’t forget to submit the application fee.
  • Are you a returning UNC Charlotte student with 90+ credit hours? You may qualify for a fee waiver as a 49er Finish student.

How will your courses transfer to UNC Charlotte?

  • Transferable courses must be college-level and have a grade of C or higher.
  • Utilize the Transfer Credit Advisor for a list of courses that have previously transferred from your institution.
  • Course equivalency lists are not exhaustive for any school except North Carolina community colleges.

Major (30 hours)

Core Courses (14 credits)

  • SOCY 1101: Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
  • SOCY 3153: Sociological Theory (3 credits)
  • SOCY 3155/L: Research Methods and its lab (4 credits)
  • SOCY 4156/L: Quantitative Analysis and its lab (4 credits)
  • SOCY 4699: Senior Seminar in Sociology (3 credits)

Organizations, Occupations, and Work (OOW) concentration (12 credits):

  • SOCY 2115: Introduction to Organizations (3 credits)
  • SOCY OOW elective (3 credits)
  • SOCY OOW elective (3 credits)
  • SOCY OOW elective (3 credits)

(1) SOCY 2000/3000/4000 level elective (3 credits)


  • Students may fill remaining credits needed for graduation with SOCY electives offered online.
OOW Electives Available
  • SOCY 4111 - Social Inequality
  • SOCY 4112 - Sociology of Work
  • SOCY 4115 - Organizational Sociology
  • SOCY 4114 - Professionalism in Sociology
  • SOCY 3125 - Older Worker and Retirement
  • SOCY 4480 - Internship
SOCY Elective Options
(May vary depending on semester)
  • SOCY 2132
  • SOCY 2161
  • SOCY 2163
  • SOCY 2169
  • SOCY 2171
  • SOCY 3110
  • SOCY 3132
  • SOCY 3143
  • SOCY 3173
  • SOCY 3261
  • SOCY 4271
  • SOCY 4125
  • SOCY 4135
  • SOCY 4165 (W)
  • SOCY 4172


General Education

  • The 2023 General Education requirement requires students to complete 10 courses of lower-division general education relating to the four competencies – critical thinking, communication, intercultural, and quantitative/data – that are fully integrated into the requirements for each major.
    • STAT 1222 will be offered in the online program and satisfies 3 credits of Quantitative / Data requirements

Foreign Language

  • Students earning a degree in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences must demonstrate proficiency in the language of their choice through the 1202 level. This can be accomplished by:
    • Transferring in with an A.A., A.S. or A.F.A. degree
    • Completing three years of the same language in high school
    • Earning transfer or transient credit at a college or university accredited by an accepted accrediting body (NC community colleges would be SPA 111 and SPA 112 for Spanish. Check the Transfer Credit Advisor for other schools and languages.)
    • Achieving a satisfactory score on the foreign languages placement test (in Spanish, French, or German)
    • Completing the courses at UNC Charlotte through the Online Language Exchange.
    • Combination of the above methods.

*Rates are subject to change* 

Resident Tuition

  • $189.48 per credit hour

Outside of NC Non-Resident:

  • $348.32 per credit hour

Non Resident Tuition 

  • $800.40 per credit hour

Find more information regarding tuition and fees here ».


What Can You Do With Your Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology With the Concentration in Organizations, Occupations and Work?

Many alumni of UNC Charlotte’s Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology program are working locally in the Charlotte region. Somegraduates of our online sociology degree program go on to work forcompanies and organizations such as Wells Fargo, Bank of America,Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Atrium Health, Spectrum and more.

Our graduates have obtained jobs such as:

  • Human resources specialist
  • Community or social service manager
  • Office manager or administrative supervisor
  • Project management or operations specialist
  • Urban or regional planner
  • Project manager
  • Federal, state or local government administrator

Lightcast, a global leader in labor market analytics research, collectssalary data from UNC Charlotte graduates. Lightcast reports that the average income for selected sociology program alumni is $58,100.

Can you imagine graduate school in your future?

Many graduates of our B.A. in sociology program go on to earn a master’s degree. UNC Charlotte offers early entry into select Master of Arts programs for students who meet the graduate admissions requirements and successfully complete their UNC Charlotte undergraduate degree.

Why UNC Charlotte?

Why Earn Your Online Sociology Degree From UNC Charlotte?

If earning your bachelor’s degree in sociology is important to you, UNC Charlotte offers you advantages, such as:

  • Earn your degree fully online in as little as 12 months. No commute to campus. No classes at inconvenient times. Our classes are asynchronous, meaning there are no set class times. Learn around your busy schedule and your busy life.
  • Gain hands-on experience through a local internship. Internship in Sociology is offered as an elective course for students in the organizations, occupations and work concentration. This course allows you to conduct research or perform in-service training with a cooperating community organization.
  • Learn from expert, caring faculty. Our accomplished faculty includes sociology subject matter experts who focus on helping you succeed. They are flexible and supportive, helping to mentor you on your educational journey.
  • Experience the same courses and content as in-person learners. The courses for our online sociology degree program are taught with the same rigor as face-to-face courses, cover the same amount of course material and are taught by the same faculty.
  • Stand out with a respected, top-tier degree. UNC Charlotte is ranked #4 in the nation for online bachelor’s degrees by U.S. News & World Report. Earn a highly regarded online degree that employers respect.