Complete your degree at UMassD

The UMass Dartmouth bachelor’s degree completion program 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.

The BA in Sociology and Anthropology degree completion program is for students with a minimum of 24 college credits and is offered as an online program.

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The UMass Dartmouth Sociology and Anthropology degree completion program requires students to complete 120 credits. Students are required 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. 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. 

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.

Sample Course Offerings

Examples of courses offered in the Sociology and Anthropology program include (course offerings subject to change):

  • Introduction to Social and Cultural Behavior
  • Sociological Theory
  • Anthropological Theory
  • Research Methods

Career Opportunities

Graduates have a solid foundation for pursuing a variety of careers or furthering their education in fields such as:

  • Social Work
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Education
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health and Health Care
  • Urban Planning

UMass Dartmouth advanced degrees

  • JD
  • MPP

UMass Dartmouth Advantages

Customize your education and receive the help and guidance to finish as planned:

  • UMassD online bachelor’s degree program ranked #7 in the nation by College Choice for most affordable online colleges
  • Value and affordability of a UMass education
  • Generous transfer policy
  • One-on-one personal advising from enrollment through graduation
  • Free online and in-person tutoring and writing center

Learning Style: Online

Online – Courses are taught by UMass Dartmouth faculty to provide high quality instruction and personal attention. Students have the flexibility to accommodate work and home responsibilities within the structure of defined assignment due dates.


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