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Program Overview

MCC Campus(es) and Contacts:
MCC-Blue River
MCC-Longview: Melissa Eaton 816.604.2310
MCC-Maple Woods: Crystal Johnson 816.604.3326
MCC-Penn Valley: Victorie Kelley, Ed.D., 816.604.4455


Sociologists study human behavior, especially the study of the origins, organization, institutions, and development of human society. Social, religious and governmental influences all change that behavior.

Sociologist may analyze a social institution or a part of it and may study class or social status, social movements, criminal deviance and even revolution.

It is a broad science, covering many different disciplines. As a result, our courses cover criminology, sex roles, family violence, Native American and African American culture, anthropology and more.

Our sociology program is built around the Associate in Arts (AA) degree. This degree gives you a solid background in general education courses that can transfer to a four-year institution. It also allows 17 hours of elective courses that let you home in on your specific sociology interests.

Transfer Credits

While MCC does not offer a degree in this field, these lower division (freshman/sophomore level) courses move with you to a four year college or university and depending on your chosen major may apply toward your degree or as an elective. Check with your transfer school and your MCC academic advisor for the most accurate and timely transfer information.