Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology

About: 

The UMass Dartmouth Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Anthropology examines societies and basic institutions, as well as smaller groups such as family, peers and neighborhood. This flexible program prepares students for a wide range of careers.

This degree program:

  • Requires students to complete 120 credits
  • Requires students to complete a 3-credit internship as part of the course work
  • The student can choose the internship institution/location and it must be approved by the sociology and anthropology department and
  • The program includes hands-on work experience through an internship.

With our generous transfer policy, students with existing credits may transfer up to 75 credits from a regionally accredited institution.

Learn more about this program:
To receive more information and connect with the program manager, please click on inquire now to the right.

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Tuition/Fees: 

Registration is administered through Online & Continuing Education at UMass Dartmouth. Students will be invoiced. Please see Fee Schedule below.

Type of Fee Amount
Tuition $996
College Fee $51-$150
Technology Fee per course (Online Only) $150
Library Access Fee $18
Campus Center Fee (On Campus Only) $15
Registration Fee (per semester) $30
Total for a three credit course* $1,245-$1,344

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* Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard 3 credit course

 

Accreditation: 

The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). And the Charlton College of Business at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is accredited by AACSB International.

Did you know?

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has earned several awards for its online programs including:

  • First UMass approved as a SARA Institution in Massachusetts – September 12, 2018 
  • UMass Dartmouth is ranked as a Tier 1 National Research University - U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked 3rd for best online colleges in Massachusetts - College Choice, Affordable Colleges Online
  • The College of Nursing is listed among the "Best Graduate Schools" in the U.S., 98th of 1,000 - U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked 10th in the nation for best online bachelor's degree in accounting - College Choice
  • Ranked 11th for online MBA in healthcare management programs - The Best Schools
  • Ranked 6th of 33 Massachusetts schools for affordability of online programs - College Choice
  • Ranked 26th nationally for the MS in Healthcare Management offered by Charlton College of Business - Master's Program Guide
  • Excellence in Online Teaching - Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Ranked 7th nationally for most affordable online colleges for bachelor's degrees - College Choice
  • Ranked 10th for best online master's programs in public policy nationwide - Best Colleges
  • Ranked in the top 11% nationally for best value college, based on return on investment. - Payscale
  • In the top 10 for undergraduate accounting programs in Massachusetts - Accounting Degree Review
  • Online MBA program ranked in the top 33% nationwide - U.S. News & World Report
  • Designated a Military Friendly School ® with leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience - Military Friendly
Admissions: 

Undergraduate degree applicants

  1. Complete and submit your application: online or on paper (Paper applications take longer to process. Do not mail a paper application if you complete the online application.)
  2. Submit $30 non-refundable application fee:
    • Online application, we accept MasterCard or Visa.
    • Paper application, we accept money orders, personal and banks checks.
  3. Submit official transcripts of all previous college or university courses for which you enrolled.

Students with fewer than 13 college credits will be required to:

  • Have your high school transcript sent to UMass Dartmouth.
  • Have your official SAT or ACT scores sent to UMass Dartmouth.
  • Send a personal statement of up to 500 words that demonstrates qualities of leadership, community service, work experiences and/or other significant interests.
Plan of Study: 

Students choose from among three introductory courses, either in:

  • Sociology
  • Cultural Anthropology or
  • Social and Cultural Behavior and
  • Complete methods and theory courses and an internship.
Financial Aid: 

Your UMass Dartmouth education is an investment in your future. There are a number of ways to finance your education including grants, scholarships, and loans. Your workplace may offer reimbursement for education if you check with the Human Resources Department where you work.

To be eligible for grants and loans, students must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program, and be taking at least 6 credits per semester.

FAFSA application

You must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year to receive UMassD need-based education loans and grants. You must be enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program, and taking at least 6 credits per semester. 

By submitting your completed FAFSA, you may be eligible for a number of need-based grants or loans. Learn more about need-based aid

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Contact: 
Matthew Cziska
Phone: 
508-999-9202
Campus: 
Dartmouth
Level: 
Undergraduate
Type: 
Bachelor's Degree
Credits: 
45-96
Tuition Per Credit: 
$332
Format: 
Online
Subject: 
Social and Political Sciences
Science, Engineering and Math
Liberal Arts and Humanities