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2019-2020 Online Catalog 
2019-2020 Online Catalog [ARCHIVED 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