Now introducing the Online Graduate Certificate in Sociology!

The Graduate Certificate in Sociology program focuses on developing the knowledge base and skills to teach Sociology in two-year and four-year colleges and universities. It is also a solid foundation for a Master's Degree in Sociology.

The courses developed for the graduate certificate will provide those who hold a non-Sociology Master's degree the 18 hours
of Sociology graduate coursework required to teach Sociology at the post-secondary level.

The curriculum is comprised of the following courses:

  • Advanced General Sociology
  • Contemporary Social Issues
  • Research Problems I
  • Sociology of the Family
  • Social Stratification
  • Sociological Theory

Appalachian's On-Line Distance Education Program offers students the 18 hours necessary to acquire the Graduate Certificate in Sociology in one year and with no on-campus requirement. Students are expected to complete necessary coursework within the given term, and grades will be posted to an Appalachian transcript. Courses are delivered entirely on-line and are asynchronous. There are no required login times or campus visits. Students access these web-based courses from the University AppalNET, a secured access portal available to Appalachian students and faculty.

Library resources are provided online via a wealth of electronic databases and indexes (including full-text resources, e-books and e-journals). A team of distance learning librarians is available, including evenings and weekends, to respond to calls or emails. A complete description of library services is shown on the Library Support for Distance Learners webpage.

This program is managed through The Office of Extension and Distance Education and follows a cohort format. A cohort is a group of students chosen from the applicant pool to work through the program together. Cohorts typically take courses year round, two courses at a time. Please visit the Office of Extension and Distance Education's website for more information.

For more information about this program, contact:
Dr. Ed Rosenberg
Department of Sociology
Appalachian State University
Chapell Wilson Hall
Boone, NC 28608

For application help, contact:
Graduate Program Manager
800-355-4084 or 828-262-3113
Office of Extension and Distance Education
Appalachian State University
ASU Box 32054
Boone, NC 28608

The Graduate School

Published: Jul 8, 2013 1:59pm