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.
- Placement test may be required
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