Liberal Arts AA and AS Degrees

Emphasis Area – Sociology and Human Studies

Regardless of your career plans, a degree in Sociology will help you gain skills in critical thinking, research methods, understanding the way that society works and the relationship between individuals and the societies in which we live.

If you are interested in completing a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Human Studies you should consider taking 12 credit hours from the courses listed below as part of your AA degree in Liberal Arts.

Planning Your Class Schedule

Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services or a faculty advisor to select courses, make a transfer plan, and periodically review their progress towards their degree completion.

Students are also encouraged to contact the admissions office at the college to which they plan to transfer during their first year at Hawkeye in order to obtain specific program and transfer requirements.

Not all courses may be required for or transfer to your future major.

Sociology Track Courses
CRJ201 Juvenile Delinquency 3
MAT156 Statistics 3
SOC110 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC115 Social Problems 3
SOC120 Marriage and Family 3
SOC135 Death and Dying 3
SOC195 Urban Studies 3
SOC200 Minority Group Relations 3
SOC205 Diversity in America 3
SOC220 Sociology of Aging 3
SOC240 Introduction to Criminology 3
Social Services Track Courses
MAT156 Statistics 3
PSY111 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY121 Developmental Psychology 3
PSY251 Social Psychology 3
PSY261 Human Sexuality 3
SOC110 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC120 Marriage and Family 3
SOC160 Introduction to Social Work 3
SOC200 Minority Group Relations 3
SOC205 Diversity in America 3
SOC220 Sociology of Aging 3

Career Opportunities

A degree in Sociology and Human Studies prepares students for careers in a variety of fields such as:

  • case management
  • corrections
  • public relations
  • public administration
  • non-profit management
  • research
  • policy

In addition, some graduates continue on to graduate or professional school, eventually earning an MA/MS, PhD, MBA, or JD.

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