2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Feb 06, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology Option, Social Sciences, A.A.

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This option prepares students for transfer in order to complete a Bachelor’s degree in sociology. This program provides a framework for the scientific study of individual social interaction, social inequality, and major social institutions. The curriculum will introduce students to the various subdisciplines in sociology and related fields. Upon completion of the sociology option, students will be able to identify a potential career path and/or specialization within the field of social science. Finally, students who complete the program will be introduced to the study of social inequality, social structures, and social problems. This will provide students with opportunities in areas that include but are not limited to social and human services, government offices, community and non-profit organizations, business, and education.


Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Communicate major sociological concepts verbally and in writing
  • Identify and define the social features of human beings and the ways in which they interact and change
  • Demonstrate and summarize knowledge regarding the components of social structure as well as the major agents of socialization
  • Compare and contrast the different subdisciplines and theoretical perspectives in the study of sociology and social inequality 


* See 2020-2021 Catalog Addendum   for program changes.

General Education - 45-48 credits*

As described in the General Education  section of the catalog and as identified below:

Required Social Science:

Career Studies: 12 credits*

Elective - 0-3 credits

Total credits required for degree: 60

Program Code for registration: SSSOC [Online Program SSSOCOL]

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Suggested Sequence - Social Sciences Program A.A. Degree Sociology Option

The following sequence is an example of how this degree can be completed in two years. This sequence is based on satisfaction of all Foundational Studies requirements and prerequisites and presumes a Fall Term start date. An individual’s program may vary depending on transfer institution, career objectives, or individual needs. See a counselor for other options and to monitor your progress.

Semester 1 - Fall Term

Total credits: 15-16

Semester 2 - Spring Term

Total credits: 15-16

Semester 3 - Fall Term

Total credits: 16-17

Semester 4 - Spring Term

Total credits: 12-15

Sequence Notes:

(1) A minimum of 12 credits is required from the Mathematics , Sciences  or Technological Competency  knowledge areas.

Transfer Information

For information on transferring to a four-year college or institution visit the Transfer Resources website. 

Available Online

This degree program may also be completed online. Students may choose to take some or all of their courses online. For more information call 732-224-2089.

Degree Audit Information

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