Sociology

Looking for answers on why individuals, groups, and societies do what they do, explore the possibilities with Austin Community College’ Sociology Program. The program has a strong emphasis on social justice as you examine the structural and cultural patterns of human behavior and how society influences our daily lives. Your studies will prepare you for a transfer to a bachelor’s degree program.

Pride Points

Fulbright Scholar faculty

University transfer degree

Extra support with small class sizes

Career & Salary Information

Graduates will need to continue their education with a bachelor’s degree and higher. Check out below a wide range of career opportunities you can pursue.

Click each title to learn more about important career information such as employment rates, and average salary in our region.

  • 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: $


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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: $


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    Projections:

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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: $


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Awards & Program Maps

 

Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.

Explore awards in this program and follow program maps to stay on track:

Associate of Arts

Sociology

Field of Study

Sociology Field of Study