Sociology is the study of the collective behavior, development, structure and functioning of social institutions and organized groups. The College-Level Sociology course is designed to introduce students to the sociological study of society. Sociology focuses on the systematic understanding of social interaction, social organization, social institutions, and social change.
A degree in sociology could lead to a career as a sociologist, a professor or an assistant professor in sociology, a school counselor or a case manager, depending on the degree level obtained. Common courses in sociology may include crime & justice, social psychology, education & society. These courses provide skills that are marketable not just in sociology, but for many jobs.Through courses in sociology, students can further develop skills that are useful in their everyday lives and transferable to any job they obtain. These include problem-solving skills, analytical skills, research skills, communication, leadership, ability to work well under pressure, conflict resolution, human resource skills, ability to use statistical software, data interpretation and more.