Explore society, human relationships, social behavior and institutions as you earn an associate’s degree enabling you to transfer to a four-year college.

Sociology Pathway

Sociology is the study of society and human interaction. It deals with human relationships, development in groups, processes of social behavior, and social institutions such as the family, religion and the economy. Courses in sociology are designed to stimulate critical and constructive attitudes toward society, to train persons in sociologically related career fields, and to help students become better prepared to handle the problems of a rapidly changing world.

Sociology Major

The following courses are recommended for students wishing to transfer as sociology majors:

  • ANTH& 100: Survey of anthropology (or ANTH& 104 or 106)
  • BIOL& 160: General biology w/lab
  • ENGL& 101: English composition I
  • ENGL 103: Composition: Argumentation and research
  • HIST& 126-128: World civilizations I or II or III
  • MATH& 141: Pre-calculus I
  • MATH& 146: Intro to statistics
  • PSYC& 100: General psychology
  • PSYC 210: Social psychology
  • SOC& 101: Intro to sociology
  • SOC& 201: Social problems
  • SOC 211: Marriage and the home
  • SOC 212: Sociology of death
  • SOC 220: Gender roles in society
  • SOC 235: Race and Ethnicity
  • SOC 280: Sociology of social work


Alan Kemp
Professor of Sociology
Leon Khalsa-Maulen
Psychology and Sociology Professor
Daniel Suh
Professor, Sociology
April Stapp
Assistant Professor

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