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Sociology, Associate in Science (SOC)

Effective: Fall 2016

The associate’s degree in Sociology is designed for students planning to earn at least a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. The program’s curriculum is also an excellent choice for students who desire a more comprehensive understanding of social group behavior, as well as those who plan to practice in one of the social science professions. Concentration in the curriculum develops student understanding of group dynamics, social interactions, including their genesis and evolution and environmental factors that shape human perceptions and behavior. The curriculum focus is not only paramount to learning the theories, skills, practices and values required for transfer to a bachelor’s degree-bearing program, but also develops students’ analytical skills and provides them with an enriched educational experience.

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Understand the important characteristics of the science of sociology.
  • Describe the major methodologies for studying human behavior.
  • Differentiate the major theoretical approaches to examining group behavior in society.
  • Examine significant sociological aspects of human development over the life cycle.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the socialization process.
  • Analyze the causes and remedies of social disruption.
  • Recognize the major influences that socially impinge upon groups in today’s complex and diverse society.

The College Transfer Office is set up to help Delaware County Community College students transfer to four-year colleges and universities. If you are planning to transfer, you are strongly encouraged to meet with a transfer advisor within your first two semesters (or before you reach 30 transferable college credits from all institutions attended).

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3
ENG 100 English Composition I 3
HIS 150
World Civilizations I
or World Civilizations II
Select one of the following: 4
Biological Sciences
General Biology I
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Introduction to General Chemistry
General Chemistry I
College Physics I
Humanities Elective 3
Second Semester
ENG 112 English Composition II: Writing About Literature 3
SOC 210 Cultural Anthropology 3
MAT 121 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
Select one of the following: 3
Experiences in Diversity
The Sociology of Race And Immigration
Lab Science Elective 4
Third Semester
HIS 150 World Civilizations I 3
MAT 210 Statistics 3
SOC 120 Social Problems 3
PSY 140 General Psychology 3
CS 100
Introduction to Information Technology
or Introduction to Computer Science
Fourth Semester
COMM 111 Public Speaking 3
SOC 180 Marriage and The Family 3
SOC 220 Social Psychology 3
Humanities Elective 3
Open Elective 3
 Total Hours62


Humanities Elective - Transfer Program

This list does not indicate College Academic Learning Goal designation.  Refer to your program curriculum for more information.

For college transfer curricula1:

Courses listed under subjects:
ART 100Art and Child Development (or above)3
COMM 100Interpersonal Communication (or above)3
ENG 112English Composition II: Writing About Literature (or above)3
HUM 100Introduction to Visual Arts (or above)3
MUS 101Fundamentals of Music (or above)3
PHI 100Introduction to Philosophy (or above)3
Foreign Languages:
FRE 101Elementary French I (or above)3
GER 101 (or above)3
ITA 101 (or above)3
SPA 101Elementary Spanish I (or above)3

The elective courses listed for transfer curricula are generally transferable to most institutions. However, depending on the program at the transfer institution, the courses may only be accepted as free electives. Be sure to meet with a transfer advisor when planning to transfer.

HYBRID DEGREE (online* and classroom)

85% online

The following courses may not be available online:

Classroom Only
BIO 100Biological Sciences4
BIO 110General Biology I4
BIO 150Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
CHE 101Introduction to General Chemistry4
CHE 110General Chemistry I4
PHY 110College Physics I4
SOC 219The Sociology of Race And Immigration3
Lab Science Elective4
COMM 111Public Speaking3

Some online courses have field requirements or in person/proctored testing.  Online courses with these requirements have additional information posted under the COURSE DESCRIPTION section when you are registering.  Please make a note of it during registration.

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