About This Program:

The Sociology program is designed to provide a liberal arts education in a learner-centered environment which will provide students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge about sociological principles and concepts and relate this information to the world while having the opportunity to understand how the scientific method applies and how critical thinking is used to evaluate information.

Core Curriculum Requirements for the AA Degree

Core Curriculum Requirements for the AS Degree

Sociology Concentration Degree Requirements

What You Will Learn:

  • Students will be able to utilize the scientific method in sociology.
  • Students will be able to explain major theoretical perspectives in sociology.
  • Students will be able to discuss historical and current trends in sociology.

Program Benefits:

Majoring in sociology provides knowledge and analytical skills needed to pursue a professional degree in law, business, education, health & medicine, social work, or counseling. This degree offers preparation for fields that involve investigative skills and working with diverse people, such as journalism, politics, public relations/marketing, business, human resources or public administration. It provides the strong liberal arts preparation needed for positions in the criminal justice system, business, social service and government. This program is a first step for future graduate work in sociology in order to become a professor or researcher. Students who wish to become an instructor or professor of sociology will need to pursue a master’s degree.  With further education, this degree could lead to jobs in research, resource management, public relations, industrial relations, international business, human rights officer, foreign service officer, affirmative action worker, family planning worker, etc. Information about careers in the field of sociology can be found at the American Sociological Association website:

Sociology Occupational Outlook

Average Cost for Degree:

$13,230 - 14,406


Course Descriptions


Degree Program Coordinator:

Phillip Storey, 

Social and Behavioral Sciences/Justice Studies Division Chair:

Lynda Lamarre,