Sociology reveals that which is hidden
Sociology seeks to answer questions about why people think and act the way they do through the study of structural and cultural patterns and social dynamics. As a student of sociology, you will learn how to gather and interpret information, and to detect social forces that other people often take for granted. The Sociology Program at Austin Community College has a strong emphasis on social justice. Choosing sociology as your major helps you build foundational skills for navigating the social world and prepares you to transfer to a four-year college.
In today’s global world, employers are looking for people with the kinds of skills sociology provides: the ability to think critically, find innovative solutions to complex problems, understand and operate in diverse environments, communicate effectively, conduct research and analyze data. While research jobs typically require post-graduate work in sociology, an undergraduate degree opens up a broad range of jobs in corporations, government agencies, universities, and nonprofit organizations of all types. An undergraduate degree in sociology also positions students for pursuing post-graduate work in fields other than sociology, such as law, business, social work, and public health.