Liberal Arts AA and AS Degrees

Emphasis Area – Sociology and Ethnic/Gender Studies

Sociology is the study of social life, including social influences on human behavior. It is a “21st century career,” which provides students an opportunity to build transferable skills such as thinking critically, making evidence-based arguments, employing various research methods, interpreting data, writing effectively, and understanding diverse perspectives (American Sociological Association, 2013).

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

Career Opportunities

A Sociology degree prepares students for career opportunities in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. The following are some of the career opportunities you can pursue related to Sociology:

  • Conflict Negotiation
  • Corrections/Criminal Justice
  • High School Teaching
  • Human Resources
  • Human Rights Advocacy
  • Public Relations
  • Research
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Social Services

Additionally, a Bachelor’s in Sociology prepares students for admission to professional or graduate school to pursue careers in Law, College/University Teaching, Research, Public Policy, etc.

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