Major Code 2208.00
The Sociology curriculum meets common lower-division requirements while
emphasizing the cultural background and analytic skills required of
Sociology majors in four-year institutions.
A background in Sociology is useful in almost any career in government,
law, business, or non-profit organizations. Advanced degrees in Sociology
prepare one to do research or analysis of data for government agencies
from the Census Bureau to the Center for Disease Control, from city
planning agencies to local police forces. Sociologists are employed by
large businesses, advertisers, management consultants, and life insurance
companies. They work in “think tanks,” do individual and family counseling,
work in education at the secondary grade level, and in colleges and universities
Students who wish to obtain an associate degree in Sociology may do so
by completing the course requirements listed below plus all other WLAC
requirements for an associate degree.
Transfer students should consult the
Counseling Office for major preparation and general education requirements
of the particular transfer institution of their choice.
Transfer students who want to also obtain an Associate Degree may do so
by completing all WLAC general education requirements plus at least 18
units in the major as required by the transfer institution (a total of 60 units
for an Associate Degree).
ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE
(27 UNITS, PLAN A)