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Associate Degree

Sociology

An affordable path to prepare for a career in sociology, this associate’s program transfers to a bachelor’s degree.

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2022 Schedule

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

Career Paths

Postsecondary Teachers
Postsecondary teachers instruct students in a variety of academic subjects beyond the high school level.
Political Scientists
Political scientists study the origin, development, and operation of political systems.
Anthropologists and Archeologists
Anthropologists and archeologists study the origin, development, and behavior of humans.
Psychologists
Psychologists study cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how individuals relate to one another and to their environments.
Urban and Regional Planners
Urban and regional planners develop land use plans and programs that help create communities, accommodate population growth, and revitalize physical facilities.
Survey Researchers
Survey researchers design and conduct surveys and analyze data.

What You Will Learn

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Students will be able to utilize the scientific method in sociology.

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Students will be able to explain major theoretical perspectives in sociology.

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Students will be able to discuss historical and current trends in sociology.

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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.

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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: https://www.asanet.org.

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Program Cost

Average Cost for Degree:

$13,230 – $14,406

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Social and Behavioral Sciences/Justice Studies Division Chair:

Degree Program Coordinator:
Phillip Storeypstorey@gmc.edu 

Division Chair:
Lynda Lamarrellamarre@gmc.edu

Start when you're ready
Choose an upcoming start date:

Mar 21, 2022

Jun 06, 2022

Mar 21, 2022

Jun 06, 2022

Register by: Mar 21, 2022
Register by: May 22, 2022

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