link Sociology at Mission

Group of students posing together in a group. They are in their late teens and early twenties and are of various genders and ethnic backgrounds. They are all American.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 majors work in community/social services, law or criminal justice, research, education, and more. Courses are only $46 per unit plus fees!


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Class Schedule
Sociology Classes

Course Descriptions
Courses to Consider
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Intro to Sociology (SOC 001)

The study of the interplay between the individual and society. 


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Marriage and Family (SOC 040)

Understand the dynamics of the American family. An analysis of love and marriage in the new millennium.


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Intro to Race & Ethnicity (SOC 021)

An intro to the sociological analysis of race, ethnicity, and racism. 


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Statistics in Social/Behavioral Sciences (SOC 016)

Intro to basic statistical techniques and design methodologies in behavioral sciences.


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Human Sexuality (SOC 045)

An introduction to human sexuality, including basic health issues, attitudes, and behavior in western society.


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Social Problems (SOC 002)

A sociological analysis of contemporary social problems.



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