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Associate Degree in Sociology

Delaware County Community College (DCCC)
Associate's degree
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Program description

Associate Degree in Sociology

The associate’s degree in Sociology is designed for students planning to earn at least a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. The program’s curriculum is also an excellent choice for students who desire a more comprehensive understanding of social group behavior, as well as those who plan to practice in one of the social science professions. Concentration in the curriculum develops student understanding of group dynamics, social interactions, including their genesis and evolution, and environmental factors that shape human perceptions and behavior. The curriculum focus is not only paramount to learning the theories, skills, practices, and values required for transfer to a bachelor’s degree-bearing program, but also develops students’ analytical skills and provides them with an enriched educational experience.

Program content

First Semester

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • English Composition I
  • World Civilizations I
  • World Civilizations II
  • Biological Sciences
  • General Biology I
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Introduction to General Chemistry
  • General Chemistry I
  • College Physics I


  • Humanities Elective

Second Semester

  • English Composition II: Writing About Literature
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • Experiences in Diversity
  • The Sociology of Race And Immigration


  • Lab Science Elective

Third Semester

  • World Civilizations I
  • Statistics
  • Social Problems
  • General Psychology
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Introduction to Computer Science

Fourth Semester

  • Public Speaking
  • Marriage and The Family
  • Social Psychology


  • Humanities Elective
  • Open Elective

Scholarships & funding

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Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Understand the important characteristics of the science of sociology.
  • Describe the major methodologies for studying human behavior.
  • Differentiate the major theoretical approaches to examining group behavior in society.
  • Examine significant sociological aspects of human development over the life cycle.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the socialization process.
  • Analyze the causes and remedies of social disruption.
  • Recognize the major influences that socially impinge upon groups in today’s complex and diverse society.

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About this institute

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Delaware County Community College (DCCC)

Delaware County Community College (DCCC) is a public two-year college in Media, Pennsylvania, with a current enrollment of 12,500 students (including 200 international students from over 50 countries). Offering over 40 degree programs, students can complete a two-year associate degree...

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Contact info

Delaware County Community College (DCCC)

901 S. Media Line Rd
PA 19063 Media Pennsylvania
United States of America

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