Sociology students presenting a research project

“The first wisdom of sociology is this – things are not what they seem.” 
-Peter Berger

The Sociology Program at WCC offers a transfer degree and a range of courses that fulfill general education and transfer requirements and prepare students for further study in sociology and related fields.

What is sociology?

Sociology is the study of society and how individuals’ lives are shaped by the larger social context. Sociologists study a wide range of topics, including:

  • economic inequality
  • race and ethnicity
  • gender and sexuality
  • media and popular culture
  • social policy and law

What can you do with a sociology background?

Sociology prepares students for careers in a range of areas, including:

  • education
  • criminology and law
  • social work
  • urban planning
  • public policy

Want to learn more about sociology?

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“Philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. 
The point, however, is to change it.” 
-Karl Marx