Sociology

 

Social scientists study all aspects of society—from past events and achievements to human behavior and relationships between groups. Their research provides insights that help us understand different ways in which individuals and groups make decisions, exercise power, and respond to change. Through their studies and analyses, social scientists suggest solutions to social, business, personal, governmental, and environmental problems.

Research is a major activity for many social scientists. They use various methods to assemble facts and construct theories. Applied research usually is designed to produce information that will enable people to make better decisions or manage their affairs more effectively. Interviews and surveys are widely used to collect facts, opinions, or other information. Information collection takes many forms including living and working among the population being studied; field investigations, the analysis of historical records and documents; experiments with human or animal subjects in a laboratory; administration of standardized tests and questionnaires; and preparation and interpretation of maps and computer graphics.

The work of the major specialties in social science—other than psychologists, economists, and urban and regional planners—varies greatly, although, specialists in one field may find that their research overlaps work being conducted in another discipline.

Expanding opportunities exist for practicing sociologists, who apply sociological knowledge, theory and methods to affect interventions at the individual, group and community levels. Practicing sociologists, including clinical sociologists, work in business, government, social service and education, performing evaluations, counseling, substance abuse and prevention and treatment and economic and community development.
  

What can I do with a degree in Sociology?

Check the following links:

Links of Interest

  • http://www.socioweb.com/
    Socioweb.com is an independent guide to the sociological resources available on the Internet. It includes listings for sociological associations, articles and essays, online journals and blogs, sociological theories, surveys, and university sociology departments
  • http://www.asanet.org/
    American Sociological Association (ASA) is a non-profit association dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good
  • http://fastweb.monster.com/
    Sociology students may find free money for college or an advanced degree at the fastweb link

Transfer to another college or university

LCCC is a great place to start. You can complete the first years of your education at LCCC at our lower tuition rate and then transfer your credits to another college or university to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

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Getting started while you’re still in high school

You don’t have to wait to graduate from high school to start earning college credit.

The College Credit Plus program offers you an opportunity to earn college credit as early as seventh grade. Courses are frequently offered on-site at local high schools. Students may also have the option of taking LCCC classes online or on our campus. Classes taken through CCP count for both high school and college credit and are FREE for most students. 

The MyUniversity program, a unique partnership between LCCC and area high schools, provides a pathway for high school students to the full college experience – starting in high school!

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