Sociologists study human behavior and what influences that behavior. It is a science that studies the origins, organization, institutions, and development of human society. Sociologists aim to understand how society works upon us and through us.

To understand society, sociologists may analyze a social institution, system, organization, or a part of it and may study social class, social status, race, gender, sexual orientation, social movements, criminal deviance and more.


  • Our sociology program is built around the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree. This degree gives you a solid background in general education courses that can transfer to a four-year institution.
  • The two most popular course offerings (SOCI 160 & 163) satisfy both the A.A. degree social science requirements as well as the state social science requirements for CORE 42.
  • Small day and evening classes with dedicated industry experienced instructors for personal instruction.


Why Study Sociology?

The study of sociology prepares students for a variety of career opportunities by exposing them to the exploration of society including racial, social and economic diversity.

It also helps students interpret various forms of data to have a better understanding and appreciation of our diverse world.

These skills prepare students to participate in a team-based setting.


Job titles as sociologists include:

  • Demographer
  • Evaluation Specialist
  • Medical Sociologist
  • Policy Analyst
  • Research Associate
  • Research Coordinator
  • Research Scientist
  • Research Specialist
  • Social Scientist
  • Sociologist 
Bright-outlook for Sociologists in the Kansas City area

Visit Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to view salary information, employment outlook and personal characteristics needed for this career.

Transfer made simple

Whatever your transfer destination, we'll work to make sure your credits move easily. That's why we're experts at it. We've worked out specific transfer agreements with many four-year colleges and universities.

While MCC does not offer a degree in this field, these freshman- and sophomore-level courses will move with you to a four-year college or university. Depending on your chosen major, these courses may apply toward your degree or as electives.

Check with your transfer school and your MCC academic advisor for the most accurate and timely transfer information.


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