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Introduction to Sociology

Single Course Offering


Introduction to Sociology 

This single course offering is transferable to a WGU bachelor’s degree program and will provide you with guaranteed admission to WGU. View course bundles and certificate programs.

Have you ever stopped to think about the groups your part of? Think of your family, your community, or a charity you support. How do these groups change what you think and do? And how do your actions affect them?

This is what sociology helps us understand. This course is a good start for those looking at a WGU bachelor's degree later on. It also gives you a taste of what online learning feels like, and you'll have a team to support you all the way. 

You'll learn about big ideas like religion, race, gender, and family, and how they shape our lives. You'll see how things like schools, jobs, and governments are formed by people and how they also change people. Plus, you'll learn about people who think and act differently and how they can make big changes in our world.

With WGU's tailored online learning platform, students aren't just absorbing information; they're experiencing an enriched academic journey. Our student support services, 24/7 tutoring, course exams are all covered in the cost of your tuition – no hidden fees. 

So, start this course to better understand the world around you and get ready for a WGU bachelor's degree.

Benefits of this Single Course

100% online and self-paced

$250 tuition with no additonal fees

Earn 3 course credits

What's in it for You?

In addition to earning course credit, you’ll learn the following:

Group Influence Insights

Delve into group dynamics and understand their shaping force on individuals. 

Rules of the Social Game

Get acquainted with unspoken societal codes and determine what is acceptable or taboo. 

Understanding Societal Shifts 

Grasp how challenge leads to change and see the ripple effect of societal actions. 

Navigating Social Landscapes

Boost your self-awareness by learning how to weave through societal intricacies effectively. 

Let's get started.

Whether you're seeking course credits or looking to boost your resume, single courses are a perfect place to start your college and career journey. Once you complete your course, you’ll be on your way to earning a WGU bachelor’s degree.

  1. Enroll online.
  2. Select the single course or course bundle that’s right for your WGU bachelor’s degree pathway.
  3. Begin your first course whenever you’re ready—even the same day.


Pay only for the courses you need.


Start right away—and finish as quickly as you like.

Credit Earning

Earn 3 course credits—transferable to WGU

What is the Cost?


Introduction to Sociology  course only
(two months to complete*)

* If the single course is not completed within its designated 2-month term period, a $99 monthly extension fee will be charged until completed or withdrawn. You may cancel at any time.


Introduction to Sociology course + PACA (Introduction to Communications course)
(three months to complete*)

Program for Academic and Career Advancement (PACA) is our secret sauce for success. In PACA, you’ll explore your motivations and emotions and learn how they impact your goal-setting, your outlook, and your actions. You’ll gain confidence in your own abilities, and you’ll learn how to have a thriving mindset.

*If the course bundle is not completed within its designated 3-4 month term period, a $99 monthly extension fee will be charged until completed or withdrawn. You may cancel at any time.

Support You Can
Count On


Having trouble accessing your account? Not sure about an assessment? We offer a wide range of support no matter what issue you encounter. Our Student Care team will help you with questions about enrollment, program requirements, and other steps toward your success.

Plus, you’ll have access to all of our student support services, including your own certified Student Success Coach, course instructors, a writing center, and 24/7 tutoring. 

Engaged Instructors


Your course instructors have extensive experience working with adult learners like you. They are enthusiastic about helping you discover and express your unique voice in your writing and are available to meet with you one-to-one. Don't hesitate to schedule an appointment with them whenever needed! They are dedicated to supporting you every step of the way on your educational journey.

Student Success Coaches


Through coaching psychology, our student success coaches empower you to overcome obstacles, develop effective study habits, and maintain motivation throughout your educational journey. They utilize motivational interviewing techniques to help you identify your strengths, clarify your aspirations, and work with you to create a personalized plan for success.

Ready to begin?

Choose your WGU degree program and then your single course or course bundle. Enroll and begin your coursework right away.

You don't have to wait for a new term to start a single or bundled course!