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Sociology

Program Description:  The Associate of Science degree in Sociology is intended to match, within the constraints of the Core Curriculum, the course of study for the first two years of a typical sociology program at a four-year college or university. It also provides the flexibility for students desiring only an associate degree to specialize the program to individual interests. Students who are interested in Sociology. The Sociology field analyzes the impact of social dynamics and culture patterns on people in society. This is a skill that can impact many career fields.

Use this Program Map as an advising guide to choose courses with your advisor and track progress toward milestones and completion of the degree program. The map provides students a suggested course sequence to timely program completion.

SEMESTER-BY-SEMESTER PROGRAM PLAN FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS
Plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters  

Course Schedule    Course Descriptions
Semester 1 Min Credits Notes
ENGL 1301 - English Composition I 3 Communications Core Curriculum Core
SOCI 1301 - Introduction to Sociology 3 Area of Concentration Core
HIST 1301 - United States History I 3 Or select a course from the American History core area. Core
Creative Arts Core Course 3 Select a course from the Creative Arts core area. Core
Life and Physical Science Core Course 3 Select a course from the Life and Physical Sciences core area. Students should check with their senior institution for which one to take. Core
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 2 Min Credits Notes
MATH 1324 - Business Mathematics I 3 Or select a course from the Math core area. Students should check with their senior institution for which one to take. Core
ENGL 1302 - English Composition II 3 Or select a course from the Communication core area. Core
Life and Physical Science Core Course 3 Select a course from the Life and Physical Sciences core area. Students should check with their senior institution for which one to take. Core
HIST 1302 - United States History II 3 Or select a course from the American History core area. Core
SOCI 2336 - Criminology 3 Area of Concentration
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 3 Min Credits Notes
SPCH 1315 - Public Speaking 3 Or select a from the Component Area of the core. Core
Component Area Course option 3 Select a course from the Component Area of the core. Core
GOVT 2305 - Federal Government 3 Core
Language, Philosophy and Culture Course 3 Select a course from the Language, Philosophy and Culture core. Core
SOCI 2301 - Marriage and Family 3 Area of Concentration Core
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 4 Min Credits Notes
SOCI 1306 - Social Problems 3 Area of Concentration Core
SOCI 2326 - Social Psychology 3 Area of Concentration
GOVT 2306 - Texas Government 3 Core
Restricted Elective 3 Restricted electives must be chosen from among the following courses: ANTH 2351, GEOG 1302, ECON 2301, ECON 2302, CRIJ 1301, PSYC 2306, PSYC 2316
Restricted Elective 3 Restricted electives must be chosen from among the following courses: ANTH 2351, GEOG 1302, ECON 2301, ECON 2302, CRIJ 1301, PSYC 2306, PSYC 2316 ACHIEVEMENT: Completion of Associate of Arts degree
15 Program Semester Hours
Total Program Hours 60

AttentionStudents must visit with an advisor when they have completed 30 hours toward the degree plan (typically the end of the second semester).

Marketable Skills

Transfer Information

The Sociology field analyzes the impact of social dynamics and culture patterns on people in society.  This is a skill that can impact many career fields.  The sociology degree provides a pathway to transfer to a four-year college or university where students can earn a Bachelor’s Degree.  

For more information on program transfer information to four-year institutions visit Blinn’s transfer information site below.  https://www.blinn.edu/transfer-information 

Link to Bachelor’s programs in Sociology:

http://admissions.tamu.edu/transfer/majors

https://core.tamu.edu/

https://www.shsu.edu/admissions/transfer/joint-admissions/blinn/

https://ssb.sfasu.edu/sg/wf_admissions.p_course_equivalency

http://www.utexas.edu/student/admissions/tccn/

https://www.tccns.org/

List of all universities by state: http://www.utexas.edu/world/univ/state/

Blinn College Transfer Resources:

Transfer Your Degree

Transfer to a College or University

Articulation Agreements

Employment Information

Occupational Outlook Handbook- US Department of Labor

Texas Workforce Commission - Labor Market Information

Texas Labor Market Information

Career Information

Common Job Titles:  Potential future careers for Sociology majors can include social work, guidance counseling, human resources, management consultant, pre-law, market research analysis, media planning, public relations and policy analysis.

Regional Labor Market Information:  Human Resource Assistants with an Associate’s Degree working in the Blinn College District: New workers’ expected wage is $21,642 per year while experienced workers may earn up to $42,731 annually. There are currently 70 Human Resource Assistants in the Bryan/College Station Area.  (Source: https://texaslmi.com/LMIbyCategory/Wages ).