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College of Letters and Science Sociology – Online Degree



Sociology students at UW-Stevens Point prepare to make an impact as they enter careers in community and human service, law enforcement and criminal justice, education, government, teaching, social justice advocacy, general business and management.

Best of all, we now offer the convenience of the major, 100% online. Sociology graduates pursue careers in the private sector as well as advanced degrees in graduate school. Our instructors are dedicated to providing a quality education and have extensive experience in teaching online classes. 

Most classes are offered asynchronously, with no meeting times, allowing for maximum flexibility for students. Some classes have a synchronous component, offered via Zoom. Canvas is used as an educational platform.


UWSP Program Requirements*:

Consists of a minimum of 32 credits in the major. *Students will take online individual courses to fulfill general education credits and supplement on-campus coursework. Course credit will not be granted for life experience or previous work experience. Students must meet the following requirements:

  • Core Courses: SOC 101 and SOC 350
    SOC 351 or PSYC 300
    SOC 352 or SW 352
  • Applied Requirement Options:
    SOC 492 and SOC 493 or
    SW 494 and SW 495
  • Complete 15 additional elective credits. No more than 6 credits may be taken from the Social Work (SW) prefix.

You can find more information about the UWSP general education program by visiting the UWSP General Education page.

Work at Your Pace

Your online pathway to a sociology degree provides you the flexibility to start or complete your degree fully online with instructors who are highly interactive in the remote learning environment.

Get Involved on Campus

The department sponsors the Sociology and Social Work Organization, a student organization that involves students in extra-curricular activities related to sociology and social work.

UW-Stevens Point also sponsors a chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta honor society, an organization that acknowledges and promotes excellence in the study of sociology, the research of social problems, and other social and intellectual activities that will lead to involvement in the human condition.

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Sociology is a highly versatile degree and at UWSP, we focus on the skills and perspectives graduates need in order to improve organizations, communities, and society. The major is excellent as a liberal arts foundation for other specialties such as advertising, business, counseling, engineering, journalism, medicine, planning, public affairs, religion and social services.

Completing a community-based internship as your final undergraduate experience allows for a natural bridge into the professional world and/or graduate school. It also allows you to have a strong foundation of coursework completed before being out in the field.  


Employment for sociologists is projected to grow 5 percent from 2021-2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Jobs held by sociology graduates may include:

  • Survey Research: $59,740 median salary
  • Postsecondary Teacher: $79,640 median salary
  • Arbitrators, Mediators and Conciliators: $49,410 median salary
  • Management Analyst: $93,000 median salary
  • Strategic Project Management: $77,500 median salary
  • Social and Community Service Manager: $74,000 median salary
  • Training and Development Specialist: $61,570 median salary
  • Market Researcher: $63,790 median salary
  • Labor Relations Specialist: $77,010 median salary
  • Paralegal and Legal Assistant: $56,230 median salary

Our graduates have worked for companies including:

  • Inclusa
  • Mendota Mental Health Institute
  • Peace Corps
  • Grand Chute Police Department
  • Portage County Health and Human Services
  • Community Care Connections of Wisconsin


Fulfill the requirements for your AAS degree, fully online and easily transition into a bachelor’s degree program at UW-Stevens Point! A minimum of 60 credits is required to complete the AAS and at least 24 of the 60 credits must be earned in the collaborative AAS online degree program. It’s a great way to complete your general education requirements, online at your own pace.

Meet Your Faculty

All sociology faculty members hold a Ph.D. Our diverse faculty, with backgrounds from around the U.S. and around the world, has expertise in a wide range of subjects including gender and sexuality, race and ethnic relations, demography, sociology of religion, medical sociology, criminology, community studies, global issues, and more.

M. David Chunyu

  • Associate Professor

David Barry

  • Associate Professor
  • Social Justice and Equity Coordinator
(715) 346-4197

Dorothy De Boer

  • Professor
  • Criminal Justice Minor coordinator

Maggie Bohm-Jordan

  • Associate Professor
  • Coordinator, Health, Behavior, and Society Minor

Ann Herda-Rapp

  • Professor of Sociology