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Program Overview

The Sociology emphasis area provides students with general skill in understanding the underpinnings of human relations and social structure from a variety of different viewpoints and perspectives. This course of study is for students who are interested in majoring in sociology, social work, law or medicine, as well as other related fields of study. The Sociology program is offered on our Alliance, Scottsbluff and Sidney campuses.

Objectives

  • To develop an understanding of how complex societies are structured.
  • To develop a sociological perspective concerning how the constituent parts society are interfaced and interrelated.
  • To develop an understanding of how the social dynamics and the social statistics of a society are molded together into a functional entity.

Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Arts in Sociology

Career Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2012, the median pay for Sociologists with at least a Master's degree was $74,960 per year. Growth in jobs in this field for the decade 2012-2022 was projected to be 15%, faster than average. (bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/sociologists.htm)

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