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Preparing for a Lifetime of Change

Why choose this program?

From personal and family relationships to international corporation activities, few disciplines have such broad scope and relevance as sociology. The study of social relationships and institutions, the field of sociology is broad, exploring everything from crime to religion, to family relationships to the divisions of race and social classes and much more.

What will I experience?

  • Examine social influences on human behavior, including American social patterns, conflict and change in society
  • Analyze contemporary social problems, including drug and alcohol use, violence, racial and ethnic relations, poverty, sexual orientation, unemployment, education and more
  • Explore the institution of marriage and family
  • Debate how social conditions affect diversity in America

What opportunities might it lead to?

An associate of arts in sociology degree can prepare you for four-year college studies in sociology or related fields such as social work, criminology or social science education. It can lead to a career path in education, social work or criminal justice, among others.

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Matthew M. Rodney
“My goal is to gain the skills necessary to become the kind of advocate I so desperately needed at one point in my life.” – Matthew M. Rodney, Sociology 2014