Sociology - Associate in Arts

Program/CIP Code: SOSC.AA.24.0101
Credits Required: 60
Division: Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Sociology is the systematic study of human society and social institutions. As a social science, it has developed broad perspectives and formulated methods of social investigation based on sound scientific theories. Sociology begins for the most part with the assumption that we are inherently social animals shaped by our social environment and that individual behavior results from the social constraints found in every society. The social institutions such as family, religion, politics, education, sports, media, and health care are complex creations which must be investigated and understood in order to function properly and for the good of all. To study sociology is to study all of the histories, complexities, intricacies of society in general and the interaction between people and these institutions in particular. Sociologists and those utilizing sociological knowledge and methodologies are in a position to contribute to society by developing and enriching their own personal and professional life. Sociology can provide the necessary foundation to those aspiring to pursue a career in the field of public administration, private and public enterprises, human relations, community development, social work, education, child care and law.

Requirements for admission to the program

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

College Requirement

Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

All first time degree-seeking students are required to take BLUE-0101, Freshman Seminar.  See exemptions

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENG 0101 Composition I* 3
ENG 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking* or
Interpersonal Communication
MATH 0105
MATH 0115
College Algebra** or
HIST 0104
HIST 0105
United State to 1877 or
United States Since 1877
PHIL 0206 Ethics* 3
Humanities Core Elective 3
PSYC 0101 Psychology 3
SOSC 0107 Sociology 3
Natural or Physical Science Core Elective
(Lecture with Lab)
Foreign Language Elective 5
Total General Education Requirements 37-39

Degree Specific Requirements

Course Credit Hours

Choose 20-22 hours from the following

ANTH 0100
ECON 0202
General Anthropology 3
ANTH 0105 Archaeology 3
ANTH 0106 Native American Indians 3
ECON 0201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
GEOG 0101 Introduction to Cultural Geography 3
SOSC 0103
ECON 0202
Introduction to Social Science 3
SOSC 0108 Sociology of the Family 3
SOSC 0109 Diversity Studies * 3
SOSC 0134 Criminology * 3
SOSC 0207 Urban Sociology * 3
SOSC 0209 Social Problems * 3
SOSC 0215 Introduction to Human Services 3
Total Degree Specific Requirements 20-22
*See course syllabi for course prerequisites.

Total Hours

Total hours to complete Degree 60-62

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