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Sociology

WHAT IS SOCIOLOGY?

Sociology is the study of how people and groups behave in society.

WHY STUDY SOCIOLOGY?

Many students take sociology courses to develop personal skills or because of an interest in diverse cultures and ethnic groups (American Minorities) which is becoming increasingly vital in our multicultural society.

Other students plan to continue their studies in law enforcement, criminal justice, law, social work, and human services.

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A SOCIOLOGY DEGREE?

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People who study sociology have many job choices. Many sociology majors go to graduate school so they can teach in a university and do research full time.

Others work as policy-makers for nonprofit groups or government agencies. Many others become social workers, market researchers, or counselors.

Careers in Sociology

Types of Jobs

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Individuals who study sociology often work in the following professions:

  • College Sociology Teachers
  • Sociologists

 

Skills Acquired

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Sociology programs include topics such as:

  • Sociological theory
  • Sociological research methodology
  • Statistics
  • History of social institutions
  • Social psychology
  • Political science
  • Specific topics including urban sociology, religions, population control or sociology of education

Degrees & Certificates in Sociology

The Associate of Arts degree with Emphasis in Sociology provides the necessary lower division coursework in sociology for transfer to a four-year major in law enforcement, criminal justice, law, social work or human services. 

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Associate of Arts Degree with Emphasis in Sociology

The Associate of Arts degree with Emphasis in Sociology provides the necessary lower division coursework in sociology for transfer to a four-year major in law enforcement, criminal justice, law, social work or human services.

Required Courses - 12 credits

Code Title Credits
SOC 1104 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 1106 Social Problems in a Changing World 3
SOC 2108 Social Psychology 3
SOC 2114 Families in Crisis 3

Complete two of the following courses for 5-6 credits:

Code Title Credits
SOC 1102 Love, Sex and Family 3
SOC 1103 Social Change in Action and Service Learning 3
SOC 1115 Sociology of Sex and Gender Roles 3
SOC 1121 Women Across Cultures 3
SOC 2110 American Minority Relations 3
SOC 2125 Social Deviance 3
SOC 2130 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3

or any other 2000-level Sociology Course.