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Sociology

Students at any college can earn an award (degree or cert) in any of these programs. However, students may need to complete certain courses at other colleges within the District.

Program Overview

Do you enjoy people-watching? Is human behavior in society interesting to you? If you’re fascinated with everyday life and how the members of society conduct themselves, your path may lead to a career in sociology.

As a member of society, you know there’s much to study in this field. Our classes help you do everything from conducting research to highlighting various areas of inequalities in class, gender, race, and age. Imagine a future with multiple career options such as a marketing consultant, high school teacher, probation officer, research associate, public health consultant, human resources specialist, social worker, or sociologist.

Make it happen. Start your journey in sociology today.

Why Scottsdale Community College?

Are you captivated and enthralled by how and why individuals interact the way they do? Sociology is a major and field of choice that is of interest and relevance to individuals who are observant and mindful of other individual’s behaviors and actions. Sociology is an electrifying and revealing field of study that systematically examines human behavior, human interaction, and human relationships by providing explanations for patterns that emerge. Sociology also analyzes the institutions of society. Sociology’s subject matter is broad and diverse. There is little or nothing in social scope that is not open for study and investigation by a sociologist.

Sociologist’s study and explain matters dealing with the family, such as family conflict, marriage and divorce. They also study and explain deviant and criminal behavior. Matters related to various forms of inequality, such as inequality related to economics, gender, age, race, and sexual orientation is explored, as well as matters related to prejudice and discrimination. Sociologist’s study matters related to schools and education, the workplace, urban communities, public policy, social movements, and much more.

Sociology majors will gain knowledge that will allow them to think critically about social problems and social phenomena. They will also acquire the necessary research tools to find answers to multifaceted social questions.

Course Format

Classes are offered in a variety of formats: in-person, online, hybrid, day, evening, full-time and part-time.

Textbooks

Most of our courses use low-cost textbooks or no cost material provided by your instructors. General education courses may have textbooks that cost more.