The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Sociology Online Degree

Fully Online Bachelor's Degree Program

Students can earn a UMass Amherst sociology B.A. fully online, as well as our very popular certificates in Criminology & the Criminal Justice System, and Social Work & Social Welfare. Our pioneering Sociology Online program is widely recognized as one of the most robust programs at UMass Amherst. Our high-quality program combines a mix of introductory, advanced, and required courses. Some of our specialized courses are taught solely in the online program. 

Sociology Online learning can be beneficial to students in many ways. We meet the needs of many students who could otherwise not be present on the campus, and on-campus students can supplement their course loads or take requirements or electives during summer and winter online sessions.


UMass Amherst Sociology is one of the top Sociology programs in the country, and the top ranked public PhD program in New England. The Sociology Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst designs the curriculum for its B.A. and certificates. UMass is accredited by the Northeast Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). 

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for the online B.A. and certificate programs are the same as our residential requirements. All online courses are administered by the University Without Walls (UWW). We collaborate with UWW to make these options available to current and incoming students by way of effective advising.

Learn More

If you are interested in earning a fully online Sociology degree through the University of Massachusetts Amherst, please complete this form.

If you're a current UMass Amherst student, please schedule an advising appointment today.


We're here to help. Call today at 413-545-1917 or email Emily Schneider at

Ready to apply? Start your UWW Undergraduate Admissions Application online today.