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 Sociology Emphasis
This program provides freshman and sophomore coursework that’s fully transferable, so you can complete a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. In MCC’s courses, you’ll be exposed to a variety of facets of sociology through lectures, class discussions, demonstrations, and group activities.
- A two-year Associate of Arts (AA) degree emphasis for those who want to transfer their MCC credits and complete a baccalaureate/bachelor’s degree at a university.
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:
- What to do with a bachelor’s in Sociology (American Sociological Association)
- Resources for Sociology students in graduate degree programs (American Sociological Association)
- Careers in Sociology (via University of Notre Dame)
Follow this link to find additional up-to-date information on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook website: