What do civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., actor Robin Williams and NBA superstar Alonzo Mourning have in common? They each majored in sociology. If you want to acquire 21st century skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and skilled communication, you should consider studying Sociology as well at Anne Arundel Community College. Through our program, you'll look at patterns of human behavior exhibited by groups, organizations and societies. You'll learn how to apply the knowledge you're acquiring to solve real problems and build a better world. You'll be taught by faculty members who are deeply invested in your success, while paying a fraction of the price of some colleges or universities. By the time you finish your program, you'll be ready to transfer to a four-year college or university.
We're proud to offer the following Associate of Arts (A.A.) in this area of study. As an additional transfer option, AACC has the unique, Transfer Studies degree. Both degrees will prepare you to transfer to a four-year institution. Whichever path you choose, we strongly encourage you to meet with an advisor to structure your AACC studies to meet your specific transfer goals.
You’ll study the causes and consequences of human behavior through the lens of groups, organizations and societies and how people interact with these structures. You’ll gain a global perspective and the ability to recognize trends and patterns through quantitative and qualitative research methods.
The Transfer Studies, A.A. allows you to explore different subjects or concentrate on a specific course plan that will best meet your in-state (and even some out-of-state) transfer goals. This option is particularly good if you are undecided in your ultimate career direction, not sure where you'd like to eventually transfer or just looking to complete general education requirements while "testing the waters" of a particular major. No matter what brings you to Transfer Studies, the result is a well-rounded associate degree preparing you for further studies and successful career.
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Sociologists work in a wide variety of fields in both the profit and nonprofit sectors. Some work as marketing consultants, technical writers and research assistants. Others work as peace corps staffers, social workers, immigration specialists and everything in between. And with four-year transfer agreements with dozens of colleges and universities in Maryland and beyond, a degree from AACC has never been a better investment. For outlook information about specific careers, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (sponsored by the Bureau of Labor Statistics), and check out AACC’s Career Coach to discover the perfect career for you.