Program Overview

For individuals who are planning on working anywhere within the public sector, sociology is a valuable area of study. Sociology examines how social groups, organizations and public groups work and how people affect each other in these groups. Alvin Community College offers a great way to begin an academic study in sociology with the Associate of Arts in Sociology program. 

The curriculum’s focus is in sociology courses, which will teach students the basic components of how sociology works and prepare them for advanced study in the field. These classes include Introductory Sociology, Public Speaking, Minority Studies, and Core Humanities among others. Students will also be able to select from several sociology electives to further customize their focus of interest and study. Additional general education classes are also required such as history, mathematics and computer literacy. 

Students who obtain a degree in sociology have a wide range of careers to choose from. Sociologists typically work in a specified field such as urban or rural development, criminology, family counseling and social education. Sociology also provides a great foundation for individuals who would like to pursue a career in such fields as human relations, social work, childcare, politics or lawmaking.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Applicants must submit official transcripts and complete placement testing.

    School Overview

    Alvin Community College, founded in 1948, began as an extension of Alvin High School in Alvin, Texas. Now the college sits on 113 acres, and students can pursue Associate's degrees and certificate programs. Alvin Community College supports nearly forty degree options, ranging from studies in Criminal Justice and Computer Information Technology to degrees in Psychology, Nursing, and Music. For added flexibility, Alvin Community College offers a select number of programs online and provides additional distance learning options. Alvin Community College supports online learning, in addition to hybrid online/on-campus coursework. Online quality and standards meet that of on-campus counterparts. 

    In addition to degree programs, Alvin Community College maintains a Continuing Education and Workforce Development division that promotes professional and career training programs, along with special interest and personal enrichment classes. Many of these programs are also available online for added flexibility.


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