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Why Choose Sociology at PPCC?

Sociology is the systematic study of society - its development, structure, and functions. As an intellectual discipline, sociology prepares students with the knowledge and skills to pursue a wide range of careers in public, private, government, and non-profit sectors.

What will I study?

Sociology strives to understand society with theories and ideas driven from research. Pursuing a sociology degree will allow you tol:

  • Uncover a deeper understanding of society
  • Develop an understanding of cultures and theories
  • Examine the influence of values, roles, norms and social stratification on everyday life.

Sociology examines culture and society from many different angles. As a result it will change the way students think about society and expand students ability to think critically.

Example Classes I Might Take

Examines the basic concepts, theories, and principles of sociology as well as human culture, social groups, and the social issues of age, gender, class, and race.
Explores current social issues that result in societal problems. It focuses on such issues as civil liberties, gender discrimination, substance abuse, crime, poverty, and social change.
Examines the nature, identification, and explanation of deviant categories. Theories, and philosophies as well as methods of treatment related to deviancy will also be considered. The course will study society’s attempts to control, change, and institutionalize those acts, individuals, or groups that a population may deem unacceptable.

Career Options

Students pursuing degrees at the bachelor and graduate levels may work as sociologists or pursue careers in a wide range of fields in which sociologists use their skill sets to excel, such as:

  • Human Resources
  • Community Development and Advocacy
  • Education
  • Social Services

Degrees in sociology open a diverse array of career opportunities. 

Careers in Sociology

Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) are competencies with which students will be proficient at the completion of an academic program. Program Learning Outcomes link with course learning outcomes and competencies.

Program Learning Outcomes

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