Program Overview

South Texas College offers an Associate of Arts in Sociology, a program that examines the structure of groups, organizations, and societies, and how people interact within these contexts. Students can expect to study 
how deviance, crime, marriage, family, politics, education, race, gender, and religion affect individuals. Since the study of Sociology covers the basic structures of human society with its cultures and stratifications, it is a popular major among those who want to enter career fields that address social change and social support such as human resources, human services, public relations, government agencies and any other institution that requires knowledge of social science research.

Potential Job Opportunities:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Personnel Manager

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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


    Requires 60 - 61 credit hours for degree completion.

    Official transcripts from high school or proof of GED completion. TSI Assessment (Texas state assessment).

    School Overview

    Founded in 1993, South Texas College serves more than 34,000 students on five state-of-the-art campuses, two teaching centers and one virtual campus. South Texas College is a model of collaboration with public schools and has one of the largest dual enrollment programs in the state of Texas. A variety of dual enrollment programs have been instituted, including five academies, drop-out recovery programs and other unique initiatives with 24 school districts, and over 78 high school sites throughout Hidalgo and Starr counties. The programs allow eligible students to take college courses while attending high school.

    South Texas College awards associate’s degrees and certificates, as well as bachelor of applied sciences degrees. Through the college's new virtual campus, students not only have access to more than 500 online courses, but also online associate’s degree options so students never need set foot on an STC campus to earn their degree.


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