Mission Statement

The goal of the department is to serve the general education program; provide the opportunity for an associate of arts degree with a concentration in sociology; give students the opportunity to minor in sociology; provide courses to meet requirements in other programs; develop the foundation for student to major in sociology; offer courses that are transferable; offer the courses to allow student seeking teaching credentials in sociology and permit sociology to be selected as a concentration within a comprehensive major.

Learning Outcomes

The successful student will:

  • Explain and apply the concept of a sociological perspective to the understanding of society, groups, social structures, and human behavior.
  • Identify processes and techniques of data collection about human behavior.
  • Identify, describe, and explain how external social forces influence the individual to create a sociological perspective.
  • Distinguish between micro and macro levels of interaction and their effects on the individual in society.
  • Predict outcomes of various group behaviors.
  • List important institutions in society and their impact.

Degree Requirements

Associate of Arts Degree – Sociology (3620)
DescriptionCredits
General Education must include:
SOC 11103 (TM) Introduction to Sociology3
Total General Education hours39-42
DescriptionCredits
Associate degree required courses
SOC 24103 Minority Groups3
SOC 25103 Social Problems3
SOC 25403 Marriage and the Family3
SOC 27102 Death and Dying2
SOC 27203 Introduction to Aging3
Total major hours14
Personal electives4-7
Total hours needed to graduate61
Bachelor of Arts or Science – Minor in Sociology (3630)
DescriptionCredits
General Education must include:
SOC 11103 (TM) Introduction to Sociology3
MTH 21404 (TM) Introductory Probability and Statistics4
Total General Education hours39-42
DescriptionCredits
Minor Area required courses
SOC 24103 Minority Groups3
SOC 25103 Social Problems3
SOC 25403 Marriage and the Family3
SOC 36103 Social Research3
SOC 42103 Sociological Theory3
SOC 27203 Introduction to Aging3
Total minor hours18
Selected Major and Personal electives63-66
Total hours needed to graduate123