Online Degree Completion Program (BA in Sociology) – Please read program overview below carefully.
The Department of Sociology at Fayetteville State University (FSU) offers an online degree completion program with the objectives of preparing students for teaching in secondary schools, engaging in further study at the graduate and professional levels, and pursuing entry-level careers in law enforcement, government, and the private sector. To achieve its objectives, the department requires students to complete the University College Core Curriculum and at least forty-eight credit hours in Sociology. A set of free electives is also required.
You can complete your entire course of study leading to the BA in Sociology online without needing to attend classes on campus. Courses at FSU are taught asynchronously with students interacting with their professor and other students via the internet at convenient times for each person. Students and faculty are not required to be online at the same time. However, some course may use a synchronous activity such as chat, in which case you will have to be present online at a particular time to participate.
Learning online allows you to participate from any location and interact with other learners around the corner or around the globe. Classroom discussions are replaced with the exchange of ideas conducted online. Because of this format, online courses require that you access the course site several times a week to read your peers’ contributions, respond with your own comments, and, perhaps, lead online discussions.
Courses are delivered via the Canvas Learning Management System. Given the nature of online coursework, there often may be a significant amount of required textbook and online readings. Be prepared to spend 5-6 hours per week (per course) reading and studying course materials.
Typically, you will be evaluated based on participation in online discussions and group projects, individual papers, written homework, and online quizzes and examinations.
The online courses at FSU use a variety of learning tools such as:
- Private e-mail
- Discussion boards
- Collaborative groups
- Online quizzes
- Live chat rooms
- PowerPoint presentations
To enroll in the program, students must have completed courses that meet the requirements of the University College Core Curriculum (38 credits) and SOCI 210 (Principles of Sociology) at community college or another four-year institution.