Skip Navigation Back to Top

Curry College continuing education students in class pursuing a sociology degree

Not a Continuing Education student? Visit our traditional undergraduate Sociology program...

Advance 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

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

The Division of Continuing and Graduate Studies offers 8 week terms.  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.

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

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.


Course Schedules and Registration Information

Join us virtually to learn more about degree and non-degree programs and classes available through the Division of Continuing and Graduate Studies.

Business Administration Partnership Program @ Massasoit Community College in Brockton:

Monday, November 30 at Noon -  Register

RN-BS Nursing:

Monday, November 30 at Noon - Register

Continuing Education Degree Completion Programs and Transfer Credit Options:

Monday, November 30 at 4:00 p.m. - Register

M.Ed. Transition Specialist post-M.Ed Certificate:

Monday, November 30 at 4:30 p.m. - Register

Grade Requirements for Sociology Majors:

Students who major in Sociology must achieve a grade of C- or above in all core courses in the major. If a student receives a lower grade than a C-, that student will need to repeat the course.


SOC 1000 Introduction to Sociology:
The Sociological Imagination

Requirements for Sociology Major:

SOC 2130 Sociological Theory 3
SOC 2200 Race and Ethnicity 3
SOC 2470 Sex, Gender, and Sexuality 3
SOC 2510 Social Movements and Social Action 3
SOC 2600 Methods in Social Research 3
SOC 2760 Wealth, Poverty, and Social Class 3
SOC 3900 Senior Seminar: Doing Sociology 3

Requirements in related areas (3 credits):

MATH 1150 Statistics I
SOC/CJ 1140 Quantitative Data Analysis
for the Social Sciences


Students must also take 3 courses (9 credits), at least one from the 3000-level. These courses may also be used toward a concentration.

Dollar Sign

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.