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What is sociology?

Sociology is the study of society.

Why sociology?

Ever wonder why so many people are living in the streets? Protesting in the streets? Ever been curious about why dating has moved online? Or how porn shapes sex? Ever asked why college tuition has gone up so much? Or why and how race shapes our lives?

Do you ever wonder if the stuff you face is only happening to you?

Sociology offers us tools for asking deeper questions about our society and ourselves.

What will I learn to do?

  • ask critical and deep questions
  • see the big picture
  • talk about difficult topics
  • identify the root causes of problems
  • develop solutions
  • analyze power
  • engage in your community

What kind of job will it help prepare me for?

  • Non-profit organization
  • Social services
  • Community organizing
  • Marketing
  • Research
  • Public health
  • Public Opinion Polling
  • Teaching
  • Public Policy
  • Criminal Justice
  • Human Resources
  • Counseling
  • Nursing
  • Politics

What's Next?

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  1. Complete the steps for new students
    • The admissions form will ask you what you plan to study. Since we don't offer a degree or certificate in this subject, you should choose Associate of Arts - Oregon Transfer (AAOT) for now.
  2. Plan how you'll pay for college
  3. Plan your transfer