Sociology (A.A.)

The Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice department offers a program in Sociology leading to an associate in arts degree. This program offers a comprehensive general education preparation, as well as a solid foundation for continuing on to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree in sociology.

Sociology is the scientific study of society. It is a social science that studies social interactions and social structures, as well as stability and change in social life. It considers how social relationships influence individual behavior, and how societies (the sum total of those relationships) develop and change over time. Sociology covers everything from the analysis of brief, wordless contacts between strangers on a train to the rise of social movements and of global, socio-technological processes.

Applied sociology uses the “sociological imagination” to analyze and address problems in human behavior and society; such efforts include urban planning and community organizing.

Careers

Students who major in sociology tend to work in fields that deal with people; these professions include working in education, counseling, community organizing, law, marketing, social services, and non-profit organizations.

Transfer Options

BMCC has articulation agreements with several four year colleges to allow you to seamlessly continue your education there.

Academic Program Maps

Required Common Core

BIO 109 (General Biology)
BIO 111 (Human Biology)
BIO 210 (Biology I)
BIO 220 (Biology II)
BIO 240 (Genetics)
BIO 260 (Cell Biology)
BIO 420 (Microbiology)
GLY 210 (Geology I)
PHY 110 (General Physics)
PHY 210 (Physics I)
PHY 220 (Physics II)
12
Total Required Common Core

Flexible Core

BIO 111 (Human Biology)
BIO 210 (Biology I)
BIO 220 (Biology II)
BIO 240 (Genetics)
BIO 260 (Cell Biology)
BIO 420 (Microbiology)
GLY 210 (Geology I)
PHY 110 (General Physics)
PHY 210 (Physics I)
PHY 220 (Physics II)
ARB 200 (Arabic III)
CHI 101 (Chinese I)
CHI 102 (Chinese II)
CHI 200 (Chinese III)
CHI 210 (Chinese IV)
18
Total Flexible Core
30
Total Common Core

Sociology Curriculum

     SOC XXX   Sociology Electives

     SOC XXX   Social Science Electives

     XXX XXX   Liberal Art Electives

30
Total Curriculum Requirements
60
Total Program Requirements


NOTES:

1 Choose 2 social science courses from the following disciplines: anthropology, economics, geography, history, human services, philosophy, political science or psychology.

Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice Dept.

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New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-1210

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