Social Sciences: Sociology (Liberal Arts & Sciences) (A.A.)

Study sociology at JCC

The Social Sciences degree with a sociology concentration at Jamestown Community College prepares you for transfer into a bachelor program or enter the workforce directly. You’ll graduate with an understanding of human behavior and high-need skills in communication, research, and critical thinking. You can pursue careers in social services, counseling, education, sales and marketing, law and criminal justice, administrative support, and management.

Sociology is the scientific study of society, examining the behavior of individuals and complex relationships amongst groups, cultures, and institutions. JCC’s sociology program teaches students to be critical thinkers and problem solvers who are engaged citizens working in a variety of meaningful careers.

You’ll work closely with your advisor to choose your courses and prepare for transferring after graduation. The sociology concentration is a SUNY Transfer Path, which can help you identify core coursework for transfer to four-year SUNY schools.

2021 median pay for sociologists: $92,910/year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Where to study at JCC

Social sciences skills

After you complete the program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the social science approach by using social science concepts and theories to analyze behaviors or institutions (as appropriate to the discipline). This outcome is to be assessed in 2000-level courses.
  • Explain or demonstrate the methods that social scientists use to explore social phenomena, or to gather and interpret information (as appropriate to the discipline). This outcome is to be assessed in 2000-level courses.

Semester 1

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

SOC 1510: Introduction to Sociology

3
SUNY: Social Sciences JCC:Cultural Understanding JCC:Global Perspectives JCC:Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

ANT 1510: Human Evolution and Prehistory or

ANT 1520: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology or

ANT 1530: Comparative Religion or

GEO 1520: World Regional Geography

3
SUNY: Other World Civilizations SUNY: Social Sciences JCC:Cultural Understanding JCC:Global Perspectives

Mathematics Elective

Recommended:

MAT 1540: Elementary Statistics

3
SUNY: Math JCC:Mathematical Reasoning

ENG 1510: English Composition I

3
SUNY: Humanities JCC:College Composition

INT 1555: Inquire

2
JCC:Critical and Integrative Reasoning
  • Set up shadowing experience with Career Services.
  • Visit the Learning Center for support throughout the semester.

Semester 2

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

Program Core Elective (SOC)

Choose any sociology course

3
SUNY: Social Sciences JCC:Cultural Understanding JCC:Global Perspectives

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

HIS 1520: World History since 1500 or

HIS 1530: U.S. History before 1865 or

HIS 1540: U.S. History after 1865 or

HIS 2610: Intro to U.S. Women’s History

3
SUNY: American History SUNY: Western Civilization JCC:Cultural Understanding

Mathematics & Sciences Elective

Recommended:

BIO 1510: Health Science or

MAT 1540: Elementary Statistics

3
SUNY: Math SUNY: Natural Sciences JCC:Mathematical Reasoning JCC:Scientific Reasoning: Natural Sciences

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3
SUNY: Basic Communication JCC:College Composition JCC:Oral Communication

Elective

Recommended:

BUS 1500: Intro to Business or

CMM 1510: Intro to Communication or

CRI 1510: Intro to Criminal Justice or

HUS 1210: Intro to Human Services

3

Semester 3

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

Program Core Elective

Choose any 2000 level social sciences course

3
SUNY: Social Sciences JCC:Cultural Understanding JCC:Global Perspectives

Social Sciences Elective

Choose any 2000 level social sciences course

3
SUNY: Social Sciences

Natural Sciences Elective

Recommended:

BIO 1500: Human Biology or

BIO 2510: Anatomy & Physiology I or

CHE 1500: Introduction to Chemistry

4
SUNY: Natural Sciences JCC:Scientific Reasoning: Natural Sciences

Humanities Elective

Recommended:

Choose any Art, Music, or Theatre course

3
SUNY: Arts

Elective

Recommended:

ASL 1510: Introductory Sign Language I or

SPA 1510: Introductory Spanish I

3
SUNY: Foreign Languages JCC:Cultural Understanding
  • Prepare applications to transfer programs.

Semester 4

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

Program Core Elective (SOC)

Choose any 2000 level sociology course

3
SUNY: Social Sciences JCC:Cultural Understanding JCC:Global Perspectives

Program Core Elective

Choose any 1000 or 2000 level social sciences course

3
SUNY: Social Sciences JCC:Cultural Understanding JCC:Global Perspectives JCC:Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

Elective

Recommended:

ASL 1520: American Sign Language II or

ARA 1520: Introductory Arabic II or

FRE 1520: Introductory French II or

SPA 1520: Introductory Spanish II

3
SUNY: Foreign Languages JCC:Cultural Understanding

Elective

Choose any Liberal Arts and Sciences elective

3

Elective

3
  • Complete an internship or other applied learning experience.