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*A bachelor’s and/or master’s degree is required to become a sociologist.sociology class

An inquiring mind about the nature of society and why groups and individuals behave as they do, relating well with others, and the ability to communicate findings of research and studies are important qualities of sociologists. Sociologists study human society and the social behavior of families, communities and government, social, religious, political, business, and other organizations. Their research provides insights that help us understand different ways individuals and groups make decisions, exercise power and respond to change. Their research aids educators, lawmakers, administrators and others interested in resolving social problems and formulating public policy.


MCC’s Liberal Arts Associate of Arts (AA) transfer degree is designed to meet the requirements of colleges and universities to which students may wish to transfer for completion of baccalaureate (BA or BS) degrees. In many instances, transfer colleges accept this degree as equivalent to their own general education requirements.

Because the requirements for an AA transfer degree change periodically, students should check with their academic advisor or the MCC Admissions Office to confirm that they have the most current information. Students are responsible for knowing the requirements for the degree they hope to obtain and for planning their schedule accordingly.

two-year Sociology Associate of Arts Transfer Degree (AA) with the core of courses is designed to prepare you to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology.

The link under Degrees Awarded (below) specifies our course requirements.

Admissions Partnership Program with Iowa State, UNI and Iowa

MCC participates in the Admissions Partnership Program with Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Iowa to enable MCC students to transfer credits seamlessly to any of the state universities. Participants are dual-enrolled at MCC and the university with access to academic advising and student services at both institutions. The universities guarantee admission into the desired degree program, provided all requirements are met. Ask the MCC Admissions Office for more information!

Sociology Careers & Job Outlook

Sociology courses enhance any degree and career. MCC’s courses teach key skills such as research and critical thinking as well as an understanding about social issues and diversity.

A sociology-related career usually requires at least a bachelor’s degree. Individuals who obtain a bachelor’s degree in sociology go into a variety of career fields, including business (management, marketing, sales, etc.), clerical/administrative support, criminal justice occupations, education, social services, and/or graduate work in a related field (social work, counseling, psychology, education, law, etc.).

Those who obtain a master’s degree or PhD in sociology also go into a variety of career fields in addition to those listed above, including college instructor/professor and researcher (statistician, social science researcher, research analyst).

References and additional career options:

Follow this link to find additional up-to-date information on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook website:


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Contact the MCC Admissions Office for all of your questions … we’re here to help! To get to our office, park in the northwest pa...

Contact the MCC Admissions Office for all of your questions … we’re here to help! To get to our office, park in the northwest parking lot on the MCC campus and take the short sidewalk to the main MCC entrance, labeled Door #1. We’re just inside and to the left!

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