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If you've ever wondered why individuals, groups and even nations, behave as they do, HCC's sociology program is for you. In this curriculum, you'll examine groups and social institutions, as well as various religious, political and business organizations.

Sociology coursework provides an array of opportunities for real world application. Use what you learn through these courses to enrich your personal life, to benefit the local community and the broader world. Heartland offers a variety of courses in sociology including Marriage and Family, The Workplace, Death and Dying, Gender and Deviant Behavior.

This degree program will allow you to transfer to a four-year college where you can focus on several specialties within the field. These range from social organization, racial and ethnic relations, politics and gerontology to criminology. With additional education, most sociologists elect to work in a specialized field that suits their personal interests including:

  • Business and Industry
  • Communications
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Government
  • Research and Planning
  • Social Agencies

Earn your Heartland degree and transfer to a four-year college or university:

Associate in Arts - Concentration in Sociology

If you plan to complete the first two years of study at Heartland and then continue your studies as a sociology major at a four-year institution in Illinois, the Associate in Arts (AA) transfer preparation program is the path for you.