Students studying Sociology curriculum learn about humans within society by exploring social behavior, by examining people in groups and the social institutions they create and learn to understand the way the social structure impacts our individual lives. In an increasingly diverse and connected world, a degree in sociology uniquely prepares students to lend their expertise to a variety of fields. By pursuing further study, sociologists can have the ability to work for educational institutions, government agencies, prepare for medical school, work for research and consulting firms, hospital settings, international organizations, welfare or other nonprofit organizations and corporations.
Opportunities for involvement are available in professional organizations like the American Sociological Association.
Associate in Arts - Emphasis of Study
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Barton Community College's Sociology curriculum is designed to provide the general education requirement and core Sociology courses for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in Sociology. In addition to general education courses like Intro to Sociology and Intro to Social Work, we offer a variety of electives including Human Sexuality, Marriage and Family and Women in Society. Electives must meet the requirements of your transferring institution. Students should coordinate with their advisor for transfer requirements.
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