Program Level: Pre-Majors/Transfer
Department: Social Sciences
Institute: Public Service
College: NLC

What is Sociology?

The American Sociological Association defines Sociology as: "the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior."

What will I learn?

Skills you can list on your resume:

  • Conduct Research and Analyze Data: Learn both qualitative and quantitative research methods. This will allow you to recognize trends and patterns and produce social statistics such as those used in market research, opinion polling, sales, and countless other applications
  • Communicate Skillfully: Learn how to convey your ideas effectively in writing and presentations
  • Practice Critical Thinking: Learn to look beyond the surface of issues to discover the"why". Build your analytical skills. Solve problems and identify opportunities
  • Gain a Global Perspective: Learn about different cultures and how to analyze the interactions of groups and societies through a global and historical perspective

What can I do with this course of study?

With a degree, here are just a few career fields you can enter:

  • Social Services
  • Management & Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Teachers, Librarians
  • Social Science, Researchers
  • Community and Advocacy Organizer
  • Government Agency Staff
  • Program and Policy Evaluator
  • Other professional fields with additional Graduate level education - Applied and Clinical Sociologists, Counselor, Demographer, Statistician, Law/Legal Professions
  • Transfer level courses for students who are pursuing an Associate of Arts Degree, or transfer to a four-year college or university to earn a Bachelor's Degree.

 What's special about Sociology?

Through sociology, you can explore the complexity of social change.

the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior.

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