Associate Degree

Sociology

An affordable path to prepare for a career in sociology, this associate’s program transfers to a bachelor’s degree.

 

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Associate Degree in Sociology

The Sociology program is designed to provide a liberal arts education in a learner-centered environment which will provide students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge about sociological principles and concepts and relate this information to the world while having the opportunity to understand how the scientific method applies and how critical thinking is used to evaluate information.

Estimated Annual Cost: $8,280

Cost estimate based on enrollment in 45 annual quarter hours with current Tuition and Fees. Cost includes fees for textbooks and materials.

 

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Career Paths

Psychologists
Agricultural and food science technicians assist agricultural and food scientists.Psychologists study cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how individuals relate to one another and to their environments.
Anthropologists and Archaeologists
Anthropologists and archeologists study the origin, development, and behavior of humans.
Urban and Regional Planners
Urban and regional planners develop land use plans and programs that help create communities, accommodate population growth, and revitalize physical facilities.

What You Will Learn

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Students will be able to utilize the scientific method in sociology.

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Students will be able to explain major theoretical perspectives in sociology.

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Students will be able to discuss historical and current trends in sociology.

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Why pay more for the same degree?

Thanks to our Transfer Agreements, GMC Online students can take their college credits with them to dozens of other colleges and universities. Why pay more for core curriculum when you take the same accredited courses at GMC Online for less, and then transfer to the four-year college of your choice? Here’s a cost comparison:

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Concentration Courses

SOC 200 Introduction to Sociology I I 5qh

This course is the study of human society, the nature of culture and its organizations. Applications of communication, socialization, mobility, and population growth are analyzed. It is a comprehensive study of research methods, theories, and principle findings in the field of Sociology.

SOC 205 Social Problems I 5qh

An analysis of a diversified society in relation to social events that occur in contemporary society. Changes in social norms, social goals, and values are a primary concern. An understanding of social disorganization as it applies to family, economics, religion and other social institutions.

Hiring Partners

GMC is fortunate to have partnerships with a wide range of businesses who hire our graduates. Here are a few of our partners:

Frequently Asked Questions

About This Program


The Sociology program is designed to provide a liberal arts education in a learner-centered environment which will provide students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge about sociological principles and concepts and relate this information to the world while having the opportunity to understand how the scientific method applies and how critical thinking is used to evaluate information.

Degree Program Coordinator


Dr. Melissa Willis, mwillis@gmc.edu

Program Benefits


Majoring in sociology provides knowledge and analytical skills needed to pursue a professional degree in law, business, education, health & medicine, social work, or counseling. This degree offers preparation for fields that involve investigative skills and working with diverse people, such as journalism, politics, public relations/marketing, business, human resources or public administration. It provides the strong liberal arts preparation needed for positions in the criminal justice system, business, social service and government. This program is a first step for future graduate work in sociology in order to become a professor or researcher. Students who wish to become an instructor or professor of sociology will need to pursue a master’s degree.  With further education, this degree could lead to jobs in research, resource management, public relations, industrial relations, international business, human rights officer, foreign service officer, affirmative action worker, family planning worker, etc. Information about careers in the field of sociology can be found at the American Sociological Association website:https://www.asanet.org.

Cost for the Degree


Average Annual Cost for this Degree:
$8,280

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