School of Liberal Arts and Sciences | Majors and Courses

  • Sociology

    Associate Degree in Sociology

    The study of sociology offers valuable insights into factors like race, gender, education, and social class—and how those factors affect work and human interactions.

    An associate degree in sociology from Dean College will give you the insights and skills you need to succeed in almost any career, including journalism, politics, public relations, business, public administration, and research.

    In the classroom, you’ll explore coursework in criminology, race and ethnicity, and gender, while getting a broad liberal arts foundation and developing your communication skills. Classes are small, so you’ll get to know your professors—and they’ll get to know you, too.

    Sociology students at Dean are well positioned to transfer to four-year schools, where they prepare for dynamic careers in just about any field that involves human interaction. Whatever you want to pursue in life, a degree from Dean will get you there.

    Course Sequence

    Sociology

    MAJOR (27 credits) Credits
    LAS 111
    Introduction to the Liberal Arts
    3
    SOC 113
    Introduction to Sociology
    3
    SOC
    200-Level Sociology Elective
    3
    SOC
    200-Level Sociology Elective
    3
    SOC
    200-Level Sociology Elective
    3
    SOC
    200-Level Sociology Elective
    3
    MTH 130
    Introductory Statistics
    3
    PSY 111
    General Psychology
    3
    HISTORY ELECTIVE
    History Elective
    3
    Or
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    -
    ECONOMICS ELECTIVE
    Economics Elective
    3
    CORE (28 credits) Credits
    ENG 111
    Composition I
    3
    ENG 112
    Composition II
    3
    SPC 101
    Communication Fundamentals
    3
    MTH 150
    Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning
    3
    BIO 180
    Human Biology
    4
    ART ELECTIVE
    Core Distribution Arts Elective
    3
    HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
    Humanities Elective
    3
    NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATH ELECTIVE
    Natural Sciences and Mathematics Elective
    3
    SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
    Social Sciences Elective
    3
    ELECTIVES (6 credits) Credits
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    Elective - Open
    3
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    Elective - Open
    3
    TOTAL CREDITS: 61 Credits
    Students changing to a Sociology major once matriculated at Dean College must take SOC 113 as soon as possible after they declare their sociology major. Credits

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