- Major Name: Sociology
- Degree Program: Arts and Sciences
- Degree Designation: AA
- College / School: Liberal Arts
In order to earn an Associate of Arts degree in Arts in Sciences with a major in Sociology, a student must complete a minimum of 60 credit hours of required and elective course work.
For the student who earns a bachelor’s or master’s degree in sociology, jobs often are in government agencies that employ sociologists dealing with subjects such as poverty, crime, public assistance, population growth, education, social rehabilitation, community development, mental health, racial and ethnic relations, drug abuse, school dropouts and environmental impact studies. Sociologists in the federal government work primarily for the Departments of Health and Human Services, Agriculture, Education, Commerce (Bureau of the Census), Defense and the General Accounting Office.