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Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociologists explore the structure of groups, organizations, and societies, and how people interact within these contexts. All human behavior is social, which means the study of sociology can cover anything from family dynamics to the mindset of a hostile mob and everything in between such as the work place or sports. It explores divisions of race, gender, religion and social class as well as the shared beliefs of a common culture. There are few fields that have such broad scope and relevance for research, theory, and application of knowledge as sociology.

At TMCC, Sociology provides support for the Social Sciences mission of cultural diversity by providing the foundation for students to recognize their position within society, and the important building blocks of culture. Sociological theories provide a foundation for both the workforce and for personal development.

Why Choose Sociology at TMCC?

TMCC’s Sociology program offers several key advantages:

  • TMCC offers a variety of Sociology courses that satisfy General Education requirements in the areas of Social Science and/or Diversity.
  • Our courses cover a broad range of introductory topics including: social issues, conflict resolution, human and structural violence, ethnic groups, marriage and family, and more.
  • Sociology courses are transferable to UNR and most higher education institutions in the country.
  • Our courses cover a broad range of introductory topics including: social issues, conflict resolution, human and structural violence, ethnic groups, marriage and family, and more.
  • Most courses are offered both in-person and online so that you can choose the options that best support your learning style and schedule.
  • TMCC’s small class sizes give you the optimal opportunity to learn and discuss the material and get the personalized help you need to be successful in college.
  • We offer the foundational coursework to pursue a degree in Sociology.
  • Sociology is generally a core requirement for all allied fields.

What Will I Study?

The discipline of Sociology emphasizes quality instruction and a sound curriculum that will expose you to contemporary theories, research methods and beginning skills used to interpret and use scientific Sociology knowledge. In TMCC's Sociology Program you will:

  • Study contemporary sociological theories, and use them to analyze the social structures around you.
  • Learn about various research methods used in the field, and discuss the importance of scientific approach to social sciences.
  • Think critically, and strive to base opinions on scientific research.
  • Examine important social institutions, and the ways they shape people’s lives.
  • Discuss the culture that molded your life and you as a person.
  • Discover social constructs, and thus challenge their viewpoints on issues such as gender relations, race, religion, or stratification.

Career Paths

A sociology degree serves as an excellent springboard for a variety of careers in many diverse fields such as:

  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Marketing Manager
  • Consumer Research Analyst
  • Human Resources Professional
  • Non-profit Administrator
  • Human Rights Advocate
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Educator
  • Parole Officer
  • Attorney
  • Research Assistant
  • Youth or Elderly Services Administrator
  • Case Manager

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