Associate in Arts Degree

Sociology/Anthropology Concentration


Sociology and Anthropology provide tools for understanding society, social and technological change, social problems, large organizations, small groups, everyday life and interactions, and the ways that social settings shape human behavior. Sociology and Anthropology help us understand our own lives in society as well as society in general. It is especially useful for students planning to work in government, law, social work, policing, politics, advertising, marketing, and similar fields.

Students who are matriculated and place into developmental math and/or English are required to begin the course sequence in the first semester. Please see an advisor with questions.

First Semester Credits
ENL101 M 3
MAT150 M 3
COM103   3
SOC106 M 3
    Elective 3
Second Semester Credits
ENL102   3
    Natural or Physical Science 4
PSY101   3
ANT107 M 3
    Elective 3
Third Semester Credits
    Natural or Physical Science 3 or 4
    Humanities & Fine Arts 3
    Elective (HIS or GOV) 3
SOC215   3
SOC210   3
Fourth Semester Credits
    Humanities & Fine Arts 3
SOC209   3
    Elective 3
Concentration Elective (SOC or ANT)
  • ANT106 World Archeology
  • ANT211 Comparative Cultures
  • ANT215 People and Culture of the Middle East
  • SOC211 Domestic Violence and Victimology
  • SOC220 Sociology of Health and Health Care
  • SOC230 People and Culture of Africa
  • SOC235 Sociology of Gender: Roles of Men & Women in Global Perspectives
  • SOC241 Special Topics in Sociology
    Elective (if needed) 3
Total Credits 60–61

M Designates a Milestone course. A milestone course must be completed in the semester indicated to ensure that you remain on track to continue on in your program and graduate on time.

The Associate in Arts degree does not indicate a specialized degree in a concentration. Students who complete this concentration will satisfy the requirements of MassTransfer. For additional information pertaining to degree requirements, please refer to Degree Requirements.

Career Outlook

The Sociology/Anthropology concentration prepares students to major in Sociology, Anthropology and related fields such as American Studies, Social Work, Criminology, Demography, Juvenile Delinquency, Women’s Studies, Urban Studies, and Legal Studies at bachelor’s degree institutions. Students should check the catalogs of potential transfer colleges to assure that their course selections meet those college’s graduation requirements.

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