Our pioneering Sociology Online program is widely recognized as one of the most robust online programs at UMass Amherst. This high-quality program combines a mix of introductory, advanced, and required courses, with some specialized courses taught solely in the online program. 

Sociology Online meets the needs of those who could otherwise not be present on campus, including working professionals. For those who have the flexibility and want an in-person experience, online and in-person coursework can be combined to create a hybrid program. Requirements and electives are even offered during summer and winter semesters. 

Our graduates have found careers in social policy, law, criminal justice, social science research, human resources, organizational and non-profit management, education, environmental policy and research, advocacy, and social work.