For more information on this program, contact the Social Science and Education division at 615-230-3231.
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.
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.
All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/testing.
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