Are you interested in learning about humans within society by exploring social behavior, 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 prepares students to lend their expertise to a variety of academic and professional fields. Students with degrees in sociology can position themselves for continuing education at the postgraduate level or have the ability to work for educational institutions, government agencies, research and consulting firms, hospital settings, international organizations, and welfare or other nonprofit organizations and corporations.
Opportunities for involvement are available in professional organizations like the American Sociological Association.
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.
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