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Sociology (A.S.)

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The science of society.

Sociology involves the study of social institutions, organizations and issues. The A.S. in Sociology will prepare graduates to serve in entry-level positions in human services, human resources, office and management assistance, criminal justice, and law enforcement. Completion of the Sociology major will allow students to transfer 60 credits of coursework towards the B.S. in Sociology.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Are curious about the world around you
  • Are interested in people and behaviors
  • Have a desire to help people
  • Have strong writing and communication skills
  • Enjoy research

Career Opportunities

  • Community health worker
  • Human services assistant
  • Research assistant
  • Dispatcher
  • Human resource assistant

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.