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How did we evolve as a culture and learn to create the social institutions we are familiar with today? Students studying Sociology curriculum learn about humans within society by exploring social behavior, and by examining people in groups and the social institutions they create; these groups and institutions include families, communities, government, and various social, religious, political and economic organizations. By pursuing further study, sociologists have the ability to work for educational institutions, government agencies, research and consulting firms, hospital, private practice, international organizations, welfare or other nonprofit organizations and corporations.

Curriculum Guides

Curriculum Guide
Associate in Arts - Emphasis of Study

Check out the Bulletin of Classes for a full listing of courses available.

Students Preparing to Transfer

Barton Community College's Sociology curriculum is designed to provide the general education requirement and core Sociology courses for students who plan to transfer to a four year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in Sociology. In addition to general education courses like Intro to Sociology and Intro to Social Work, we offer a variety of electives including Human Sexuality, Marriage and Family and Women in Society. Electives must meet the requirements of your transferring institution. Students should coordinate with their advisor for transfer requirements. 


Students in UnionOpportunities for involvement are available in professional organizations like the American Sociological Association.

Discover Career Paths

Visit the What Can I Do with My Major? webpage to find helpful resources on career paths, employers and more!