Sociology Pathway

The Associate of Arts/Science

Contact Information
Emily Bates Fortner
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50202
efortner@jscc.edu

Program and Career Description

The Associate of Arts/Science Sociology major is designed for students pursuing a career in the area of sociology and/or a career built around the foundation of sociology. The course work provides the student with a solid academic background for transferring to a four-year university to pursue a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree depending upon the career path selected. Examples of sociology careers include education, criminal justice, and social research.

Program Requirements

(Students may require additional Learning Support courses.)

Communication Requirement (All required)
ENGL 1010 English Composition I
ENGL 1020 English Composition II
COMM 2025 Fundamentals of Communication

Choose THREE Humanities Courses (One must be a literature Course)
ART 2000 Art History Survey I
ART 2020 Art History Survey II
ART 1035 Intro to Art
COMM 1851 Intro to Film
ENGL 2110 Early American Literature
ENGL 2120 Modern American Literature
ENGL 2210 Early British Literature
ENGL 2220 Modern British Literature
ENGL 2310 Early World Literature
ENGL 2320 Modern World Literature
HUM 1010 Early Humanities
HUM 1020 Modern Humanities
MUS 1030 Introduction to Music
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1040 Introduction to Ethics
THEA 1030 Introduction to Theatre

Choose TWO Social and Behavioral Science Courses
ECON 2100 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics
GEOG 2010 World Regional Geography
PHED 2050 Health and Wellness
POLS 1030 American Government
POLS 2025 State and Local Government
PSYC 1030 General Psychology

Choose TWO History Courses
HIST 2310 Early World History
HIST 2320 Modern World History
HIST 2010 Early United States History
HIST 2020 Modern United States History

Choose TWO Natural Science Courses
BIOL 1110 General Biology I
BIOL 1120 General Biology II
BIOL 2010 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 2020 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II
GEOL 1040 Physical Geology
PHYS 2010 Non-Calculus Based Physics I
PHYS 2020 Non-Calculus Based Physics II
PSCI 1010 Principles of Physical Science
PSCI 1020 Principles of Earth/Space

Mathematics Requirement
MATH 1530 Introductory Statistics

Area of Emphasis Requirements for A.A.
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 1020 Social Problems Sociology elective*
SPAN 1010 and 1020 Spanish I and II or
FREN 1010 and 1020 French I and II
our (4) hours of general electives

Area of Emphasis Requirements for A.S.
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 1020 Social Problems Sociology elective*
Ten (10) hours of general electives

*Universities will determine whether the sociology elective course counts toward requirements of the sociology major or as elective credit applied to the requirements of the baccalaureate degree.

The Associate of Arts/Science: Sociology requires 60 college level credits. Some courses have prerequisites and co-requisites.