Sociologists study human behavior and what influences that behavior. It is a science
that studies the origins, organization, institutions, and development of human society.
Sociologists aim to understand how society works upon us and through us.
To understand society, sociologists may analyze a social institution, system, organization,
or a part of it and may study social class, social status, race, gender, sexual orientation,
social movements, criminal deviance and more.
- Our sociology program is built around the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree. This degree
gives you a solid background in general education courses that can transfer to a four-year
- The two most popular course offerings (SOCI 160 & 163) satisfy both the A.A. degree
social science requirements as well as the state social science requirements for CORE 42.
- Small day and evening classes with dedicated industry experienced instructors for
Why Study Sociology?
The study of sociology prepares students for a variety of career opportunities by
exposing them to the exploration of society including racial, social and economic
It also helps students interpret various forms of data to have a better understanding
and appreciation of our diverse world.
These skills prepare students to participate in a team-based setting.
Job titles as sociologists include:
- Evaluation Specialist
- Medical Sociologist
- Policy Analyst
- Research Associate
- Research Coordinator
- Research Scientist
- Research Specialist
- Social Scientist
Bright-outlook for Sociologists in the Kansas City area
Visit Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to view salary information, employment outlook and personal characteristics needed
for this career.
Transfer made simple
Whatever your transfer destination, we'll work to make sure your credits move easily.
That's why we're experts at it. We've worked out specific transfer agreements with many four-year colleges and universities.
While MCC does not offer a degree in this field, these freshman- and sophomore-level
courses will move with you to a four-year college or university. Depending on your
chosen major, these courses may apply toward your degree or as electives.
Check with your transfer school and your MCC academic advisor for the most accurate and timely transfer information.