What is Sociology?

Sociology is the study of human behavior in society. Sociologists are interested in how race/ethnicity, social class, gender, age, and other social factors affect our social changes and opportunities in life.

Sociology Major Options

Sociology majors work in community/social services, law or criminal justice, research, education, and more. Courses are only $46 per unit plus fees!

African-American dad and son. The young son throws his arms around dad's neck. They are outside in a sunny park.

Degrees and Program Maps

Guaranteed admission with junior standing in the CSU system.


Career Outlook

Skills Needed

  • Integrity
  • Empathy and Compassion
  • Adaptability
  • Ability to Evaluate and Understand Surroundings
  • Listening and Observation
  • Effective Communication
  • Ability to Resolve Conflicts

Career Paths

If you don't know what to major in, or you already have a major but don't know how it translates into a career, start here. At Mission we can help you research your major and career options so you can make informed decisions. Read more about Career paths.

Select Jobs in the Field

  • Consumer Researcher
  • Market Researcher
  • Statistician
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Career Counselor
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Market Analyst
  • Social Worker
  • Urban Planner