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Study Sociology

Examine human behavior and society.

What is Sociology?

Sociology is the study of human behavior in society. Sociologists are interested in how race/ethnicity, social class, gender, age, and other social factors affect our social changes and opportunities in life.

Sociology majors work in community/social services, law or criminal justice, research, education, and more. Courses are only $46 per unit plus fees!

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Class Schedule
Sociology Classes

Course Descriptions
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Sociology Degrees

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Courses to Consider
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Intro to Sociology (SOC 001)

The study of the interplay between the individual and society. 

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Marriage and Family (SOC 040)

Understand the dynamics of the American family. An analysis of love and marriage in the new millennium.

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Intro to Race & Ethnicity (SOC 021)

An intro to the sociological analysis of race, ethnicity, and racism. 

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Statistics in Social/Behavioral Sciences (SOC 016)

Intro to basic statistical techniques and design methodologies in behavioral sciences.

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Human Sexuality (SOC 045)

An introduction to human sexuality, including basic health issues, attitudes, and behavior in western society.

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Social Problems (SOC 002)

A sociological analysis of contemporary social problems.

Career Outlook
Skills Needed
  • Integrity
  • Empathy and Compassion
  • Adaptability
  • Ability to Evaluate and Understand Surroundings
  • Listening and Observation
  • Effective Communication
  • Ability to Resolve Conflicts
Career Paths

If you don't know what to major in, or you already have a major but don't know how it translates into a career, start here. At Mission we can help you research your major and career options so you can make informed decisions. Read more about Career paths.

Select Jobs in the Field
  • Consumer Researcher
  • Market Researcher
  • Statistician
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Career Counselor
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Market Analyst
  • Social Worker
  • Urban Planner