Program Overview

The Associate of Arts Degree with an emphasis in Sociology program at Western Wyoming Community College may allow students to begin their pursuit of a four-year degree in an area related to sociology. Students may explore many general education courses as they focus on areas in the sociology department. Social science studies the human world and presents different perspectives on understanding human behavior and origins with the use of scientific methods. Students should learn about the behavior of people and groups as well as how they interact with and affect each other.

The curriculum includes a variety of general education courses as well as sociology core courses. The core courses include subjects on women’s studies, sociological issues, social problems, human sexuality, marriage and family, and ethnic relations. There is a final internship which gives students hands-on experience. Students will also have classes in the other departments such as English, humanities, the sciences, mathematics, communication, and computers. General education courses allow students to possibly gain additional perspectives on a wide variety of subjects, giving them a more enhanced and global span of knowledge.

By completing an Associate's degree, students may gain entry-level skills in a certain area of interest, or they can enhance their current knowledge of a subject and career. Students may also start their pursuit of a bachelor's degree by participating in general education courses that many four-year degrees require.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    Official transcripts. COMPASS placement test may be required to meet specific program prerequisites. This degree program requires from 64-68 credit hours for completion.

    School Overview

    Western Wyoming Community College is a public, tax-supported, two-year, co-educational institution. Western Wyoming Community College, the fifth of seven community colleges in Wyoming, was established in the fall of 1959. Through the efforts of a citizens’ committee, a campaign was begun, an election was held, and the college and the original district were created. The mission of Wyoming's community colleges is "to provide access to post-secondary educational opportunities by offering broad comprehensive programs in academic as well as vocational-technical subjects." Wyoming's community colleges are low-tuition, open access institutions focusing on academic transfer programs, career and occupational programs, developmental and basic skills instruction, adult and continuing education, economic development training, public and community services programming and student support services. WWCC offers associate's degrees and certificates, many of which can be earned online.


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