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Sociology Concentration

Associate of Arts

Sociologists are a little like doctors. They don’t order blood tests to find out what’s ailing a patient. Instead, they put systems and institutions under the microscope.

For example, some sociologists analyze statistics to discover how social norms affect public participation online. Others investigate how public schools can better interact with students of different cultures. Still others research the role of police officers in the community.

At Pima, you will study how people interact in a wide variety of groupings: marital partners, families, cities, ethnic groups, global societies.

You are a good fit for Sociology if you like to analyze ideas for their strengths and weaknesses, and to use logic to draw conclusions. The ability to communicate persuasively and appreciate diversity also is important.

Students interested in Social Services should complete a degree or certificate in that discipline.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes


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Contact Information

Division of Humanities & Social Sciences
Dean: 520.206.3375
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Academic Options

Continue studies toward a bachelor’s degree in Sociology; pre-professional disciplines; or other Social Sciences, such as Anthropology, Ethnic or Gender Studies, History, or Political Science.

Program Requirements 2020-2021

Arizona General Education Curriculum Requirements (AGEC-A)

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

AGEC-A Requirements  Credits
English Composition 6
Humanities and Fine Arts
Recommend: AIS/ANT/HIS 148, AIS/ANT 206HUM 260 or LIT 224
Biological and Physical Sciences 8
Mathematics 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Complete a non-SOC course from this category
Recommend: ANT/GWS 202,  MAS 165, or MAS 219
Special Requirements **
Subtotal 26

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology [SUN# SOC 1101] 3
SOC 120 Current Social Problems [SUN# SOC 2250] 3
SOC 127 Marriage and the Family 3
SOC 201 Race, Ethnicity, Minority Groups and Social Justice [SUN# SOC 2215] 3
SOC 204 Gender Identities, Interactions and Relations 3
Subtotal 15

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
STU 100
  or STU 106
  or STU 107
College Success and Career Planning
  Making Career Choices:  Interests and Values
  University Transfer Preparation
Transfer Electives:  Recommend GLS/SOC 110, PSY/SOC 215 3
Second Language***:  Completion of a language course numbered 202, fourth semester level 16
Subtotal 20
Total 60

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by core and support courses: Social and Behavioral Sciences - SOC 101  fulfills 3 credits of this requirement; Other Requirements - SOC 120 and 201 fulfill this requirement.

** Recommend MAS 219 to fulfill the I, C, G requirements, or SOC 120 fulfill the C and G requirements and LIT 124 to fulfill the I requirement.

*** See an advisor or counselor if:

  • you are a bilingual student to discuss exceptions to this requirement or
  • if you are considering taking the CLEP test to earn language credits or
  • if the university major does not require a second language, this requirement may be waived

If this requirement is met in fewer than 16 credits, or if the language requirement is waived, additional transferable electives are necessary to meet the minimum associate degree requirement of 60 credit hours.

Program/Major Codes: AOAALA/ALA1/ALAS

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