Jul 14, 2024  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 

Sociology: AS

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Associate of Science | 61 credits minimum

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Program Description
Sociology is concerned with social causes and consequences of human behavior. Subject matter ranges from the family to deviant behavior, gender to social problems, divisions of race, ethnicity and class to shared beliefs of a common culture. A degree in sociology will prepare students for degrees/careers in the social sciences, law, business and other professions. Social work students are also encouraged to take courses in sociology in order to establish a strong theoretical base. A recommended course of study is listed below.

The Sociology Department offers individual courses in sociology as well as a two-year AS degree with an emphasis in sociology.

Transfer/Articulation Information
Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx

NOTE: Fees may vary based upon specific registration and are subject to change.

General Education Requirements

Complete all General Education courses. Refer to Notes for program specific requirements and recommendations. 


Program General Education Notes


Quantitative Literacy (QL): MATH 1030 or
                                               MATH 1040

Program Requirements


Students may use SOC 1010  to fill a Major Course Requirement or a General Education Distribution Area in Social Science (SS) , but not both.


Students may use Sociology courses to fill Major Course Requirements or General Education Distribution Areas, but not both.

MATH 1010  may apply toward the 15 credits of electives.

Time to Completion & Graduation Map

Program Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcome alignment with Student Learning Outcomes  in brackets.

  • Acquire substantive knowledge of sociology. Be prepared for further study in sociology or a related discipline at a four year college or university. Understand key concepts, theories, terms, definitions, and events relating to the field of sociology. Understand key concepts, events and theories relating to social institutions, social groups, race, gender, and social stratification. Expose students to the social science methodology and how that is applied to social structure and social environments. [1]
  • Effectively communicate orally and in writing about key concepts and significant topics in sociology, social institutions, gender, class, race, and other topics of sociology. [2]
  • Use and interpret information represented as data, graphs, and tables to analyze human behavior, social institutions, gender issues, racial discrimination, and/or other topics in sociology. [3]
  • Demonstrate in writing an understanding of key aspects of critical thinking such as claims and evidence analysis, identification of fallacious argumentation, hypotheses, and concepts pertinent to sociology. [4]
  • Develop and demonstrate the knowledge and skills to be civically engaged and to participate with society. [6]

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