What Can You Do With a Sociology AA Degree?

Sociology studies the collective human condition—how we live and work together and the ways we identify and approach common problems. It’s a great foundation for many careers, most of which require further education (a bachelor’s, a master’s, or more):

  • Guidance/correctional counselor
  • Human resources (HR) representative
  • Lawyer
  • Management consultant
  • Market research analyst
  • Media planner
  • Policy analyst
  • Public relations (PR) specialist
  • Social worker
  • Survey researcher/pollster

Do Good Work

Sociology teaches you to analyze social trends, their causes, and their consequences. Understanding these processes gives you the ability do good work with your career. Focus on what matters most to you and learn what’s needed to make difference.

Use the Right Tools

Once you understand how social forces shape your experience, you can apply that knowledge to create positive change. At Copper Mountain College, our staff are committed to giving you the tools you need to make the world a better place.

Your Sociology AA Program Map

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Sample courses provided — more options available. Download a PDF Program Map

Sociology AA: What to Expect

  • Completion Requirements
    • 16 units of required courses
    • 12 units of restricted electives
    • 60 total units
    • A grade of C or higher in all required courses
    • Minimum grade point average of 2.0
  • Required Courses

    Introduction to Sociology (SOC 001) | 3.00

    Social Problems (SOC 002) | 3.00

    Sociological Analysis & Critical Thinking (SOC 004) | 3.00

    Check the university requirements on ASSIST to determine which statistics course to complete.

    Fundamentals of Statistics (SOC 003)


    Statistical Methods (MATH 014) | 4.00


    Select four classes from the following:

    ACCT-001, ANTH-001, ANTH-002, ANTH-003, BUMA-001, BUMA-010, CD-012, CIS-070A, CS-073, CS-089, CJ-001, CJ-010, ECON-001, ECON-002, GEOG-001, GEOG-002, HIST-004, HIST-017, HIST-018, MATH-001A, NR-001, PHIL-010, PHIL-014, PS-001, PS-002, PS-004, PSY-001, PSY-003, PSY-023, SOC-010, SOC-014 – 12 T

    Check ASSIST for university requirements or see a counselor – this may determine which classes you select.

  • What You Learn
    1. Understand key debates in sociology and American politics.
    2. Apply sociology theory to understanding social outcomes.
    3. Explain how your life (and others’) was shaped by family, friends, and society.
    4. Use data and scholarly sources well to communicate sociological findings.
    5. Think critically to synthesize and evaluate social concepts.

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