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Sociology majors learn how to study people and the roles they play in society, both as individuals and in groups. Your coursework may cover such topics as families, mass media, and criminology. 

You'll get an overview of all areas of study within sociology, such as gender and race and possibly explore some of sociology’s basic questions such as:  How do people form groups? What makes a person successful within a group? How society defines what is normal and what’s not?  You’ll do a lot of reading and take exams.  Sociology majors deal with the big questions about how we can all best live together.  Your classes might examine the culture of today and your research may seek to find answers to how society is dealing with it. 

The study of Sociology is an excellent path to a fascinating career but if you major in Sociology, you should expect that the completion of a bachelor’s degree will be required and additional graduate education should be considered. 

If you are curious about how and why people act and react, then you should consider majoring in Sociology. 

Careers in Sociology

  • Policy Analyst
  • Lawyer
  • Management Consultant
  • Media Planner
  • Social Worker
  • Survey Researcher/Pollster
  • Human Resources Representative
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Market Research Analyst

About Sociology Emphasis

Pursuing a sociology concentration at MPCC allows a student to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree or higher in sociology.

Sociology is a rich and vibrant discipline, centered around the influences groups have on individual behavior. The essence of sociology is that we are what we learn.  Understanding this influences our place in the world and how we live and interact in that world.  A degree in sociology offers a myriad of employment opportunities in fields including social services, criminal justice, probation and parole, law, and corporate opportunities