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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

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.