Associate Degree Liberal Studies – Focus in Sociology

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About This Program

No man – or woman – is an island. Humans are social animals. We interact with each other in often-predictable ways, we behave differently in groups than we do individually, we create and pursue incredibly complex social structures. If how society operates at different levels and in different cultures fascinates you, consider pursing an Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Studies with a focus in Sociology at SMCC.

The program is designed to provide a foundation of study that prepares students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The curriculum is built on general education classes, supplemented with core sociology courses, to develop depth in the prerequisite knowledge required for further study at the baccalaureate level.

Please note: You are only eligible to receive one Associate in Arts in Liberal Studies degree. You may not receive a second or subsequent degree in Liberal Studies with a different focus.

Your Degree Courses

SMCC’s Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Studies with a focus in Sociology requires a mix of general education and interest-specific courses designed to prepare students to transfer to a four-year institution in the major of their choice. The following courses are only a sampling of what you might take as a Liberal Studies student and are subject to change.

Program Course Sampling

General Education Requirements

  • English Composition
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Electives in the following areas:
    • Economics/Political Science
    • English Communications
    • Fine Arts
    • History
    • Humanities
    • Mathematics
    • Psychology/Sociology
    • Science with Lab

Recommended Electives

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Sociology Electives

Current Major-Specific Courses Available

Interested in seeing some of the current major-specific courses being offered as a part of this degree program?

Graduation Requirements

Prospective Students

If you are thinking about attending SMCC and are curious what the current program course requirements are to earn your degree, download the current SMCC Course Catalog.

Current Students

If you are a current student, your program requirements may be different than those listed for the current catalog year. To view your specific program requirements or to search and register for courses, log in to MySMCC and visit the MyDegree webpage.

Graduation Outcomes

  • Demonstrate skills as critical thinkers, readers and writers.
  • Describe the interaction of history, culture, literature, economics and science as studied within a broad liberal arts curriculum.
  • Analyze and solve quantitative problems.

Estimated Degree Completion Time

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62 credit hours are required to complete this program

Please note, these estimates are based on a student taking an average of 15 credits per semester and do not include college preparatory or developmental courses.

SMCC Graduates

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