Sociology Concentration

Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences A.A.

Sociology Concentration

The Sociology Concentration, part of the Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences A.A. degree program, prepares students for academic success in baccalaureate transfer programs in Sociology and related disciplines. By offering courses that reflect a diverse set of global and cultural perspectives, the program expects students to explore and reflect on human endeavors in the context of nature and society.

Students within the sociology concentration will have multiple opportunities to participate in service learning. Service learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.

The Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences Sociology Concentration enables graduates to:

  • Identify scientific methods sociologists use to explore social phenomena;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of sociological concepts, models, and issues;
  • Recognize major social institutions such as family, work, government, and systems of stratification;
  • Identify basic patterns of social behavior and interaction;
  • Identify various cultures of processes of cultural change;
  • Identify, analyze, and evaluate sociological arguments as they occur; and
  • Develop and apply arguments to alleviate a current social issue.

The Sociology Concentration is primarily for the student who anticipates transfer to a four-year institution to complete work for a baccalaureate degree. It satisfies the SUNY Transfer Pathway, thereby providing seamless transfer, as a junior, into any four-year SUNY college or university.  


Educational and Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Sociology Concentration at SUNY SCCC may continue their education and/or pursue careers in a variety of fields including:

  • Social Welfare
  • Education
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy & Management
  • Research
  • Political Science


For more information on our Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences Sociology Concentration please view the degree requirements and contact: 

Aaron Tolbert
Interim Dean of Liberal Arts and
Co-Chair- Student Success Initiative/ATD Core Team
Elston Hall, Room 309
(518) 381-1393