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Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Culture and Society

Bet you didn’t know there was a hidden social fabric in our everyday lives. Well, there is. And if you’re curious to know how it all works, then we suggest you pursue a degree in sociology. Like other social sciences, sociology is often misunderstood. But if you like the sound of being a private investigator into the hidden aspects of the human condition, sociology is where you want to look.

Simply put, sociology seeks to uncover explanations for “why people do what they do.” In their search for knowledge, sociologists examine issues of race, gender, age, occupation, religion, family, and all other characteristics of human beings. There’s no limit to human collective behavior that can’t be studied by sociology students and researchers.

How well do you know people? Sociologist Ralph Linton stated that the last thing a fish would notice would be water. Join us in the MCC Sociology program and find out what you’ve been missing in the world around you.

The Right Pathway for You

MCC offers Certificates of Completion and Transfer Degrees for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates or transfer options is the fastest way to realize your dreams.


The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.

A list of available certificates offered in the Sociology program
Name Type Title Courses
Academic Certificate AC Global Citizenship

Transfer Degrees

Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.

A list of available transfer degree options for the Sociology program
At MCC, get an... Emphasis in... Transfer to... To get a... Courses
Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Information Studies and eSociety Information Studies and eSociety A transfer partner Bachelor's Degree
Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Sociology Sociology Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) Sociology
(Bachelor of Science)
Arizona State University (New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences) Sociology
(Bachelor of Science)
Arizona State University (New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences) Sociology
(Bachelor of Arts)

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of a certificate within the Sociology program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Educational, Guidance, and Vocational Counselors


Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers


Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists


* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Sociology program is available through the Cultural Science department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.