PROGRAM/CIP CODE: SOSC.AA.24.0101
CREDITS REQUIRED: 60
DIVISION: Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Services
Sociology is the systematic study of human society and social institutions. As a social science, it has developed broad perspectives and formulated methods of social investigation based on sound scientific theories. Sociology begins with the assumption that we are inherently social animals shaped by our social environment and that individual behavior results from the social constraints found in every society. The social institutions such as family, religion, politics, education, sports, media, and health care are complex creations which must be investigated and understood to function properly and for the good of all. To study sociology is to study all the histories, complexities, intricacies of society in general and the interaction between people and these institutions. Sociologists and those utilizing sociological knowledge and methodologies can contribute to society by developing and enriching their own personal and professional life. Sociology can provide the necessary foundation to those aspiring to pursue a career in the field of public administration, private and public enterprises, human relations, community development, social work, education, childcare, and law.
Requirements for Admission to the Program
- No requirements for admission to the program.
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