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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.

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


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 options for the Sociology program
At MCC, get an... Specialize in... Transfer to... To get a... Courses
Associate in Arts, Sociology Sociology Emphasis Arizona State University Sociology (Bachelor of Science)
Arizona State University Sociology (Bachelor of Arts)

Career Opportunities

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.

Example job titles with salary information
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
Compliance Officers $58,650
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
Lawyers $107,270
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
Statisticians $75,550
Survey Researchers $39,590
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

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.