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Area of Study: Liberal Arts
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Liberal Arts
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Sociology

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.

Career Information

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.

Job Titles

  • Educator
  • Researcher
  • Program director
  • Community advocate
  • Victim advocate
  • Marketing consultant
  • Human resources manager
  • Probation officer
  • Public health worker
  • Child welfare worker
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Academic Awards

Sociology (Associate of Arts)

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Which award path is right for you?

ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your short and long-term goals. Visit our awards page to learn about the types of credentials we offer and the differences between each. 

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