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Sociology

Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociologists study the structure of groups and societies, how people interact in these, and the impact these groups have on our own behavior. Consequently, since all human behavior is ‘social’, the subject of sociology has a broad scope that is relevant to many other areas.

Employment Opportunities: Since sociology offers such a wide breadth of study, there are many career choices and job opportunities for graduates with a degree in Sociology. Employment sectors include: social services (working with child welfare, services for the elderly, case management, etc.), community work (child care, community development agencies, non-profit organizations, etc.), corrections (probation, parole, or other criminal justice work), business (particularly in the areas of marketing, human resources, training, and sales), college settings (i.e. admissions and alumni relations), health services (such as family planning, substance abuse, and rehabilitation counseling), government services (i.e. state/local jobs in the areas of housing and labor), and teaching (in conjunction with the appropriate teacher certification).

Future Outlook: According to experts, the outlook of sociology is bright! People are increasingly realizing the importance of understanding issues in the U.S. and world that affect all of us such as unemployment, drug addiction, war, racial issues, etc. Some of the best employment prospects appear to be in policy research and administration and in areas of teaching and research.

For more information on sociology, visit the American Sociological Association at http://www.asanet.org.

Baccalaureate Transfer Options

  • Associate of Arts with concentration in Sociology
    • Suggested courses for Sociology Concentration: SOCIO 110, plus three or more from the following: SOCIO 125, 130, 135, 141, 150, 200
    • Other suggested courses: MATH 170
  • Associate of Science with concentration in Sociology
    • Suggested courses for Sociology Concentration: SOCIO 110, plus three or more from the following: SOCIO 125, 130, 135, 141, 150, 200
    • Other suggested courses: MATH 170

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