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Sociology Option

General Studies Associates of Arts Degree


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Review the academic map for recommended course selections and sequencing for a Sociology focus. (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window)


Have you ever been curious about how you fit into society and how society shapes you? Are you interested in finding out the ways that our everyday lives and interactions are influenced by wider social patterns? Sociology courses at Montgomery College cover a range of topics like race & ethnicity, gender, family, sports, religion, aging, criminology, and social problems. Through these courses, you can develop a deep understanding of social institutions and their wide-ranging impact on individuals and groups. Sociology also offers students the tools to analyze and explore the roots and impact of social inequalities. 

Program Advising

Academic advising helps students reach their educational and career goals. Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans and make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer. The program advising guide outlines the degree requirements and is meant to supplement the advising process. 

Transfer Opportunities

Through the Sociology Option in the General Studies program, you will develop the skills and knowledge to pursue sociology, social work, or a related degree, at a four-year institution.  Please see all our General Studies articulations.

Career Options

For some positions listed, a bachelor's degree or higher may be required. Use the Career and Program Explorer to see a full report for this career field. See links below chart for further guidance and/or connect with a Program Advisor to discuss career goals.

A Sociology major can lead into a variety of careers in community service, social services, business, health services, education, law, and publishing. 

  • MC Student Employment Services: Speak with the Student Employment Specialist for help with resume writing, interviewing, setting up a College Central Network (CCN)new window account and other job search topics.
  • Career Coach: Explore Career Coach to learn more about this career and/or discover related majors and in-demand careers based on your current interests! Take a Career Assessment and then browse careers and job opportunities in the area.

Related Programs and Courses

General Studies Degree

Students who major in general studies explore personal, professional, and academic areas of interest within a flexible framework supporting transfer.

Workforce Development and Continuing Education

MC offers a wide variety of noncredit classes. These courses are designed to help you upgrade your skills, pursue career training, or learn something new.