Award: Associate of Arts Degree –
Option in Arts & Sciences
For more information: Contact Dr. Sharon Stowers,
443-412-2059; firstname.lastname@example.org; or Jan Brewer,
LCSW-C, 443-412-2636, email@example.com; or Advising,
Career, and Transfer Services, 443-412-2301.
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The Sociology program prepares students for a wide variety of
careers in government, business, and non-profit organizations,
such as research and demography, clinical and counseling
services, applied anthropology, and human services. Students
can choose from three track concentrations that have been
developed to facilitate transfer to baccalaureate programs in
sociology, social work, or anthropology.
Upon completion of the sociology program, students will be able to:
- Apply basic concepts and theories of the discipline to various social structures.
- Compose research papers employing appropriate information literacy skills and using standard writing formats such as APA.
- Identify patterns of human behavior and apply appropriate human constructs through their participation in an experiential learning activity.
- Perform successfully in a baccalaureate program.
- Identify and employ the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) ten core competency standards and practice behaviors for Generalist Social Work practice.
Students have options for
transfer to many institutions, both in Maryland and across the
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, positions for sociologists are
expected to grow nationally much faster than average through 2018. Employment for
social workers, especially, is expected to increase faster than
average (16%) 2008- 2018.
Recommended Course Sequence
* BIO 100 (Fundamentals of Biology) or BIO 120
(General Biology) is recommended.
** MATH 216 (Introduction to Statistics) is recommended
if transfer is planned.
*** History elective should be chosen to satisfy the
requirements of the institution to which transfer
**** Electives should be chosen according to personal and
career interests or to the requirements of the institution
to which transfer is planned. It is suggested students take
3-9 credits of foreign language.