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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Parallel, A.S. - Sociology (TTP)


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Degree: Associate of Science
Major: University Parallel
Area of Emphasis: Sociology

For more information, contact the Social Science and Education division at 615-230-3231.

This pathway is 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 this pathway, one can often find a job in the following areas: civil service, crisis intervention, counselor aide or assistant, casework, and mentoring.

Transfer Options
Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTPs) are advising tools designed to help community college students plan for transferring to a Tennessee public university or select regionally accredited, non-profit Tennessee private colleges and universities to complete their baccalaureate degree. The TTPs also constitute an agreement between community colleges and four-year colleges/universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements. For transfer to other four-year institutions, contact an advisor at the senior institution.  Note: Due to the transferability to a four-year institution, there are to be no course substitutions where a specific course is required in the TTP curriculum guide.  

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the E-Proficiency Profile (EPP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/graduation/exit-exams.

CIP Code: (16) 24.0101.01

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)


Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


Footnote


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.

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.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)


First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)


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 (SOCI Prefix) Credits: (3) 1
  • 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 Course - 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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