Sociology is the systemic study of social institutions, human groups, collective behavior, and social change. Within the sociology program, we examine the complexity of human life while exploring the interconnection of individuals, groups, society, and its institutions in relation to gender, sex, social class, race, ethnicity, and other demographic characteristics.
The program is designed to empower students in their understanding of sociology in preparation for transfer, development in a wide range of careers, or personal fulfillment. Analysis of the social systems that shape our lives offers valuable insight into the ways in which we navigate life. Sociological thought offers a diverse range of methodologies to broaden understanding of the ways in which societal forces influence daily life, both domestically and globally.
MSJC offers a range of course work to prepare students for the workforce or to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. All four-year institutions prescribe their own standards for course evaluation and admissions. Courses that fulfill major requirements for an associate degree in this program might not be the same as those required for transfer into a similar major at a four-year university.
Transfer students are advised to do research on prospective majors and careers through the Career/Transfer Center and the MSJC catalog. Students interested in transferring to CSU’s or UC’s can access major preparation by visiting http://www.assist.org. All students are advised to meet with a counselor at least once a semester to create or update their comprehensive education plan.
San Jacinto Campus
(951) 487-MSJC (6752)
Maria Lopez (951) 487-3690
Menifee Valley Campus
(951) 672-MSJC (6752)
Valerie Reed (951) 672-5690
- Students will be able to engage in open-ended problem solving.
- Students will learn and apply the engineering design process.
- Utilize industry-leading technology and software in the engineering design process.
- Develop highly transferable skills in collaboration, communication, and critical thinking, which are relevant for any coursework or career.
Discover in-demand careers and education options based on your interests! See the list of careers below or explore further by searching for Careers or Programs.
Note: There are no guaranteed positions for students completing these programs. Education and work experience required will vary by employer. The salary and benefits for specific occupations will be dependent on work experience, education, background, and employer. Labor market statistics are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Census Bureau, O-NET, EMSI.
|Career/Industries||CA Annual Median Salary or Range||Employment Demand or Opening CA|
|Sociologists (D, M)||$89,565||57|
|Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary (D, M)||$96,487||9,203|
|Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers (B)||$72,597||202|
|Labor Relations Specialists (B, M)||$77,651||442|
|Climate Change Analysts (B, M)||$86,277||620|
|Social Science Research Assistants (B, M)||$50,280||202|
(degree required: SM some college, C: Certificate, A: Associate degree, B: Bachelor’s degree, M: Master’s degree, D: Doctorate)