Emphasis Area – Sociology and Ethnic/Gender Studies
Sociology is the study of social life, including social influences on human behavior. It is a “21st century career,” which provides students an opportunity to build transferable skills such as thinking critically, making evidence-based arguments, employing various research methods, interpreting data, writing effectively, and understanding diverse perspectives (American Sociological Association, 2013).
If you are interested in completing a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Ethnic/Gender Studies you should consider taking 12 credit hours from the courses listed below as part of your AA degree in Liberal Arts.
Planning Your Class Schedule
Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services or a faculty advisor to select courses, make a transfer plan, and periodically review their progress towards their degree completion.
Students are also encouraged to contact the admissions office at the college to which they plan to transfer during their first year at Hawkeye in order to obtain specific program and transfer requirements.
Not all courses may be required for or transfer to your future major.
A Sociology degree prepares students for career opportunities in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. The following are some of the career opportunities you can pursue related to Sociology:
- Conflict Negotiation
- Corrections/Criminal Justice
- High School Teaching
- Human Resources
- Human Rights Advocacy
- Public Relations
- Sales and Marketing
- Social Services
Additionally, a Bachelor’s in Sociology prepares students for admission to professional or graduate school to pursue careers in Law, College/University Teaching, Research, Public Policy, etc.
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