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Students studying Sociology curriculum learn about humans within society by exploring social behavior, by examining people in groups and the social institutions they create, and learning to understand the way the social structure impacts our individual lives. In an increasingly diverse and connected world, a degree in sociology uniquely prepares students to lend their expertise to a variety of fields.  By pursuing further study, sociologists have the ability to work for educational institutions, government agencies, prepare for medical school, work for research and consulting firms, hospital settings, international organizations, welfare or other nonprofit organizations and corporations.

Curriculum Guides

2018-2020 Curriculum Guides: Students who enrolled in their program prior to Fall 2020 should use should use the following Curriculum Guide. 

Associate in Arts - Emphasis of Study
2018-2020 Sociology

2020-2022 Curriculum Guides: Newly admitted or returning re-admitted students for Fall 2020 or later should use the following Curriculum Guide.

Associate in Arts - Emphasis of Study
2020-2022 Sociology

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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!