Sociology

Sociology Degrees from Oklahoma City Community College

Learn about society and patterns of human behavior in this social science program.

  • Overview
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    If you are analytically minded and like studying people and why they do the things they do, you should consider the associate degree in arts in sociology at Oklahoma City Community College.

    According to the American Sociological Association, “Sociology is the study of social life, social change and the social causes and consequences of human behavior.”

    OCCC sociology graduates are prepared to continue their education at a four-year college or university and pursue a career in social program development, research, education, human services, human resources, counseling, city planning and social services.

    Start your education today! Complete an online community college admissions application.

  • Overview
    PGroup of students studying outside

    If you are analytically minded and like studying people and why they do the things they do, you should consider the associate degree in arts in sociology at Oklahoma City Community College.

    According to the American Sociological Association, “Sociology is the study of social life, social change and the social causes and consequences of human behavior.”

    OCCC sociology graduates are prepared to continue their education at a four-year college or university and pursue a career in social program development, research, education, human services, human resources, counseling, city planning and social services.

    Start your education today! Complete an online community college admissions application.

  • Highlights
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    • The sociological dimensions of human behavior
    • The concepts of society, culture, socialization, institution, social stratification and social change
    • Theories of crime and delinquency and the processes of criminal justice
    • Cultural and historical variations in marriage and family relations
    • The social experience of aging and problems affecting the elderly
    • The characteristics of minorities and ethnicities, dysfunctions of racism and features of the United States as a multicultural society
    • The functions religion serves in societies
    • Ethical systems, principles and issues
    • The social and political forces that influence inequalities in gender, race/ethnicity, age, income and the consequences of inequality
  • Degree Options
    Definition of Sociology

    Sociology Degrees at Oklahoma City Community College

    At OCCC, you can earn:

  • Courses
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    Sociology Classes at Oklahoma City Community College

    When you study sociology at OCCC, you’ll have the opportunity to take classes like:

    • Introduction to Sociology
    • Social Problems
    • Special Topics in Sociology
    • Chemical Dependency
    • Introduction to the Criminal Process
    • Marriage and Family Relationships
    • Crime and Delinquency
    • Sociology of Aging
    • Minorities, Ethnicity and Cultural Diversity
    • Death, Dying and Grief
    • Sociology of Religion
    • Cultural Anthropology
    • Ethics in Health and Human Services
    • Introduction to Social Work
    • Social Stratification

    You can access OCCC’s online course catalog, which includes details on Oklahoma City Community College sociology degree requirements and sociology class descriptions.

    Some sociology classes are offered online as well as on campus – so you can choose the time and place that’s right for you.

  • Faculty
    Chuck Carselowey

    Chuck Carselowey


    Professor of Sociology

    A native Oklahoman, I have lived and worked in several states including Colorado, Texas, Nebraska, Idaho, and California.  I did my graduate work at Oklahoma State University and Kearney State College, in Nebraska.  My areas of academic focus were family and community.  My graduate thesis was on "Intentional Communities" in Colorado and New Mexico.  My hobbies include hiking and camping, archeological digs, and stunt kites.

     
    Jerry Ludlow

    Jerry Ludlow


    Professor of Sociology

    M.A., Kansas State University B.S., Kansas State University A.A., Hutchinson Community College

     
    JM Smith

    JM Smith


    Professor of Sociology

    Ph.D., University of OklahomaM.A., University of OklahomaB.A., University of Oklahoma

     
  • After OCCC
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    Simply stated, sociology is the study of people and how they act in social environments.

    More than 40 percent of all workers in the social sciences are employed by state governments, as well as the U.S government.

    With a degree in sociology, you can enter a career in:

    • Social program development
    • Research
    • Education
    • Human services
    • Human resources
    • Counseling
    • City planning
    • Social services
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