2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Oct 19, 2021  
2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook [Archived Catalog]

Sociology, A.A./A.S.


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Major in Tennessee Transfer Pathway with Emphasis in Sociology (A.A., A.S.)

Program and Career Description:

The Sociology emphasis is a two-year program for students planning to complete a bachelor's degree at a four- year school. Many employers are attracted to graduates with a sociology background especially for entry level positions in numerous areas of employment. Sociology majors with advanced higher education degrees can teach at the college level. A few examples of career and salary estimates are listed below.

Career Entry Level Education Entry-Level Pay Median Pay Experience Pay
Social Scientists Bachelor's degree $46,560 $62,020 $71,240
Social and Community Service Managers Bachelor's degree $38,060 $57,500 $75,650
Equal Employment Representatives and Officers Bachelor's degree $33,870 $54,030 $73,740
Marriage and Family Therapist Master's degree $22,530 $33,840 $40,160

Career and salary information taken from JOBS4TN.GOV. Check out this website for additional information about job descriptions, education requirements and abilities, and supply and demand for these careers. For additional information from a national perspective, go to Bureau of Labor Statistics, U. S. Department of Labor on the internet at www.bls.gov. Visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook on this website. Salaries are not guaranteed.

Transfer Options

This program is a Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) major. A student who completes the associates degree in this major is guaranteed that all required community college courses will be accepted in this major at the transfer institution. To see which four-year institutions offer this TTP major and guarantees a seamless transfer, visit the Tennessee Transfer Pathway website at www.tntransferpathway.org.

Articulation agreements exist between other private and non-TN public institutions. These agreements are available at www.columbiastate.edu/admissions/transfer-information.

Program Requirements


Students may be required to take additional Learning Support courses.

Mathematics Requirement


Major Required Courses


Sociology Elective


Universities will determine whether the sociology elective course counts toward requirements of the Sociology major or as elective credit applied to the requirements of the baccalaureate degree.

Requirements for Graduation include:


  • earning 25% of total program credits in residence at
  • Columbia State.
  • earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • taking the Exit Exam.

If you have completed TN eCampus courses, run a degree audit from the student tab in myChargerNet to determine how these courses apply to this program.

Sociology, A.A./A.S. Sample Academic Program - Total Credit Hours: 60


First Year - Fall Semester - Total Credit Hours: 16


First Year - Spring Semester - Total Credit Hours: 15


Second Year - Fall Semester - Total Credit Hours: 14


  • Literature Requirement Credit(s): 3
  • Social Behavioral Sciences Credit(s): 3
  • Natural Science Requirement Credit(s): 4
  • Electives Credit(s): 3 **

Second Year - Spring Semester - Total Credit Hours: 15


  • Natural Science Requirement Credit(s): 4
  • Sociology Elective Credit(s): 3 *
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Credit(s): 3
  • Electives Credit(s): 5 **

Note(s):


*Universities will determine whether the sociology elective course counts toward requirements of the Sociology major or as elective credit applied to the requirements of the baccalaureate degree.

**Note: An elective can be any college-level course.

**If pursuing the A.A. degree, 6 of the 10 elective hours must be one-year sequence of the SAME foreign language. Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts Degree at universities include demonstrated competency in foreign language at the intermediate level. Community college students are encouraged to attain intermediate-level competency in foreign language before transferring. Complete information regarding foreign language requirements at each university may be found on the transfer and articulation websites of the Tennessee Board of Regents and the University of Tennessee System. Community college students are encouraged to be familiar with foreign language requirements at the universities and, if applicable, complete the requirements before transferring.

For more information contact Candace Warner at
sociologydepartment@columbiastate.edu or 931.540.2775
or
Humanities & Social Sciences Division office at 931.540.2780

Detailed information is also available via
www.columbiastate.edu/sociology

Columbia State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational institution.
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