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?
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
Individuals who study sociology often work in the following professions:
College Sociology Teachers
Sociology programs include topics such as:
Sociological research methodology
History of social institutions
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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The Sociology Transfer Pathway (AA) offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Arts degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Sociology bachelor's degree programs at Minnesota State universities. *The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities enter the university with junior-year status. All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor's degree programs in a related field.
*Universities within the Minnesota State system include Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University.
Incorporate the following Required Courses into the General Education/Minnesota Transfer Curriculum or Additional Course Requirements sections below.