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.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Associate Degrees and University Transfer
Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Sociology

SCC Program Description

Are you captivated and enthralled by how and why individuals interact the way they do?

Sociology is a major and field of choice relevant to individuals who are observant and mindful of other individuals' behaviors and actions. Sociology is an electrifying and revealing field of study that systematically examines human behavior, interaction, and relationships by explaining emerging patterns. Sociology also analyzes the institutions of society. Sociology’s subject matter is broad and diverse. There is little or nothing in the social scope that is not open to study and investigation by a sociologist.

Sociologists 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, are explored, as well as matters related to prejudice and discrimination. Sociologists study matters related to schools, education, the workplace, urban communities, public policy, social movements, and 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/Textbooks

Course Format/Textbooks

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


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