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2015-2016 VSCC Catalog 
    
2015-2016 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology - A.S. (TTP)


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The Associate of Science in Sociology is a two-year program for students planning to continue their education to earn a bachelor's degree in the field of sociology.  Professional careers in the field of sociology typically require a master's degree or a doctoral degree, depending on the career path one is pursuing.  One can find careers in a variety of areas such as criminal justice (corrections), business (consumer research), agencies (disability services), advocacy (child welfare), communications (technical writing), and in government and education.  However, with an A.S. degree in sociology, one can often find a job in the following areas: civil service, crisis intervention, counselor aide or assistant, case work, and mentoring.

Transfer Options
The Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) degree is designed to create a smooth transition to all public universities offering a Baccalaureate degree in this major by guaranteeing the transferability of all courses. For transfer to other four-year institutions, contact an advisor at the senior institution.  Note:  There are to be no course substitutions in this program.

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


  • History  Credits: (6)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (at least one course in Literature)  Credits: (9)
  • Natural Sciences Credits: (8)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences  Credits: (6)

Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)


  • Sociology Elective Credits: (3)¹
  • University Parallel Elective Credits: (10)

¹ 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.

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


Computer Literacy Requirement


See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ for computer literacy requirements.

Career and Salary Information


Career Median Entry Level Salary with Bachelor Degree Experienced Level with Master's or Ph.D
Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists (Bright Outlook) $80,300 $117,400
Human Resource Specialist $50,300 $85,500
Market Research Analyst (Bright Outlook) $49,700 $92,300
Sociology Teacher - Post Secondary $45,700 $77,200
Correctional Officers/Jailers $28,200 $41,700
Survey Researchers $19,700 $66,000

Career and salary information taken from onetonline.org. Check out this website for additional information about education requirements and preferred work styles and abilities for these careers.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • University Parallel Elective (Any non-asterisk course) Credits: (3)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog)  Credits: (3)
  • University Parallel Elective (Any non-asterisk course) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)


  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Natural Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Sociology Elective (See above footnote) Credits: (3)
  • University Parallel Elective (Any non-asterisk course) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (14)


  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (Literature - See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Natural Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3))
  • University Parallel Elective (Any non-asterisk course) Credits: (1)

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