Sep 16, 2019  
2019-2020 Online Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Online Catalog

Sociology, A.A.



Program Description


Option offered through the Liberal Arts

Sociology is the scientific study of human society and social interaction. This program helps students understand and use sociological tools and insights to work effectively in a diverse society. The program is for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution and major in Sociology or other related fields.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Apply sociological concepts and theories to social phenomena presented in each Sociology course;
  • Utilize the scientific methods and quantitative methodologies to gather and evaluate data and draw conclusions;
  • Explain social, cultural and global variations;
  • Use critical thinking skills to analyze and solve social problems;
  • Apply sociological theories to the analysis of social institutions that influence human behavior;
  • Incorporate sociological knowledge and research findings into written and oral presentations.

After Union County College


Graduates can transfer to a four-year degree program, majoring in the Social Sciences or Liberal Arts, or other areas of interest and are eligible to take advantage of articulation agreements Union County College has with four-year colleges and universities. See a transfer advisor for details.

Recommended Sequence


First Year


Fall Semester


Semester Total: 13

Semester Total: 16

Second Year


Semester Total: 16

Spring Semester


Semester Total: 15

Total Program Credits: 60


*Recommended course: COM 100

**Recommended courses: SOC 207 or SOC 209 


Milestone Courses


The milestones (in bold) identify critical courses for timely progress and the semester in which the course should be completed for on-time graduation.  Milestone course grades < 2.0 should be discussed with an advisor.

Career and Transfer Information