This program is part of the Cultural Science Department.
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 Options 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.
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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.
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The Sociology program can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this program.
|Occupation / Title||Annual Median Wage|
|Advertising and Promotions Managers||$69,580|
|Child, Family, and School Social Workers||$36,640|
|Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other||$35,540|
|Community Health Workers||$35,120|
|Computer Occupations, All Other||$80,280|
|Education Teachers, Postsecondary||$69,830|
|Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors||$47,620|
|Financial Specialists, All Other||$69,000|
|Human Resources Managers||$85,120|
|Human Resources Specialists||$54,330|
|Managers, All Other||$93,690|
|Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists||$60,740|
|Public Relations Specialists||$53,020|
|Social and Community Service Managers||$58,400|
|Social and Human Service Assistants||$29,960|
|Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other||$82,210|
|Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary||$84,240|
|Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.|
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.
Meet with an Advisor
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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.