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Curry College continuing education students in class pursuing a sociology degreeAdvance your career

Start or complete your bachelor's degree in sociology through the continuing education program at Curry College. Gain the knowledge and skills you need to advance in your current career or chart a new direction for your future while you acquire an understanding of key subject areas associated with inequality, age, gender, social class, race, and ethnicity.

In classes with busy, working adults just like yourself, you'll study issues in social policy, methods of social change, conflict, urban cultures, social environments and the impact on family dynamics. You'll improve your skills in critical thinking, problem solving, presentation and communication as you apply theory to practice and acquire the academic foundation for future graduate work.

Courses begin every eight weeks

The time required to complete your degree depends on the number of courses you take each term, which you can determine according to your personal and professional responsibilities. With new courses beginning at Curry every eight weeks, your progress can be as fast or as flexible as you choose.

Make the most of your transfer credits and work experience

Curry helps you fast-track your degree completion by offering:

  • Transfer credits for courses completed at other colleges - with no time limit on transfer credits, including science courses. At least 30 credits must be completed at Curry College to earn a degree.
  • College credit for equivalent education and relevant work experience.
  • College credit for a passing score on CLEP, DANTES or Regents examinations.

No Application fee required

Curry has no application fee, and you can enroll in most continuing education courses while you're compiling the application materials. Once complete, we promptly review your materials and mail an acceptance letter to you. If you apply for financial aid, Curry's Student Financial Services Office will notify you after you are accepted about eligibility for a financial aid award.

Degree Requirements and Schedules

Prerequisite:
When possible, this course should be completed first, however the order in which courses are taken often depends on the course schedule for each term.

SOC 1000 - Perspectives of Society

Requirements:

SOC 2130 - Sociological Theory
SOC 2200 - Race and Ethnicity
SOC 2470 - Sex, Gender and Sexuality
SOC 2510 - Social Movements and Social Action
SOC 2600 - Methods in Social Research
SOC 2760 - Wealth, Poverty and Social Class
SOC 3900 - Senior Seminar

Requirement in Related Area:

MATH 1150 - Statistics

Electives:

Students must take 3 courses/9 credits, with at least one 3000-level corse.  These courses may also be used toward a concentration.

Social Work and Survivor/Witness/Victim Advocacy concentrations are available.  Please discuss this option with your Advisor.

*Curriculum requirements vary depending on the number and type of credits accepted for transfer. Transfer credits are not needed to enter the program. An advisor will help you develop a personalized education plan.

Curriculum is subject to change. Unless otherwise noted, all courses are 3 credits.

Part-time or Full-time - you choose the pace that's right for you

The Division of Continuing and Graduate Studies classes meet just once a week for 8 or 15 weeks.  Our evening and weekend schedule, coupled with our in-class, online, and blended learning formats, provide you the opportunity to pursue your education while managing life's responsibilities.

Part-Time
Carrying a part-time schedule, you can complete up to 6 courses a year by attending classes 1 evening or Saturday per week.

Full-Time
Attend full-time by carrying a part-time course load.  How?  By enrolling in 2 courses every 8 weeks, you will complete a full-time course load on a part-time basis.  You may also consider taking a combination of our 8-week and 15-week classes.

YOU CHOOSE...

Course Schedules and Registration Information

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Tuition Assistance Award

Finishing your degree is more affordable than ever. Continuing Education students can take 9 or more credits per semester and reduce your per-credit cost to just $375/credit. Talk to your Advisor for complete Tuition Assistance Award details. Award eligibility and availability of courses is not guaranteed. 

Take the next step

We're excited you're considering one of our outstanding Curry College continuing education programs and look forward to helping you reach your career goals.