Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts


Sociology seeks to answer questions about human nature through the study of cultural and social dynamics. Students in this program learn to identify social dynamics that aren’t immediately apparent. The program has a strong emphasis on social justice that will build your skills for navigating the world as you prepare to transfer to a four-year college.

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • Sociologists

    Study human society and social behavior by examining the groups and social institutions that people form, as well as various social, religious, political, and business organizations. May study the behavior and interaction of groups, trace their origin and growth, and analyze the influence of group activities on individual members.

    Hourly Wage: $22.94

    Currently Employed: 34


    34 people are employed as Sociologists. This number is expected to increase by 8.82% over the next four years.

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  • Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary

    Teach courses in sociology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

    Hourly Wage: $26.16

    Currently Employed: 13126


    13126 people are employed as Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary. This number is expected to increase by 7.56% over the next four years.

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  • Social Science Research Assistants

    Assist social scientists in laboratory, survey, and other social science research. May help prepare findings for publication and assist in laboratory analysis, quality control, or data management.

    Hourly Wage: $21.89

    Currently Employed: 201


    201 people are employed as Social Science Research Assistants. This number is expected to increase by 10.45% over the next four years.

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Program Map

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Awards in This Program

Associate of Arts

  • Sociology

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