2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, AA

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Program Description:

An Associate of Arts Degree in Sociology prepares students for articulation or transfer to a baccalaureate degree program. The student who earns this degree typically has a career that involves dealing with people, often working for large businesses or organizations or in community service, public relations, teaching, or research.

While opportunities exist for people with an associate degree, the higher the degree, the greater the variety of opportunities. Students may want to consider earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership or continuing with their  sociology degree at the Dayton campus.

Program Requirements:

I. Wright State Core: 38 Hours

Element 1: Communication: 6 Hours

Element 2: Mathematics: 3 Hours

Element 3: Global Traditions: 6 Hours

Element 4: Arts/Humanities: 3 Hours

Element 5: Social Sciences: 6 Hours


Element 6: Natural Sciences: 8 Hours

Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours

Multicultural Competence (MC)

Two Multicultural Competence (MC) Core courses are required

Writing Across the Curriculum (IW)

Two Integrated Writing (IW) Core courses are required

II. Departmental Requirements: 12 Hours

III. Related Requirements: 9-11 Hours

  • Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Beginning Language Course (1010 level) Credit Hour(s): 3-4*
  • Beginning Language Course (1020 level) Credit Hour(s): 3-4*

IV. Electives: 0-1 Hour(s)

Total: 60-61 Hours

*Through 1020 level (1010, 1020) of one language:  Spanish, French, German, Greek, Latin, Chinese, American Sign Language, or other. Students taking American Sign Language should be advised that ASL 1010 and 1020 meet for (4) rather than (3) credit hours each.

Graduation Planning Strategy

The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

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