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Our sociology program introduces students to major sociological concepts and perspectives to study groups of people, both small and large, and how they interact. Students learn research methods and data analysis to analyze sociological problems and to consider how the individual is shaped by interactions with social groups. Students can earn an Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) degree and transfer to a four-year university to prepare for careers in fields, such as teaching, research, social work, public relations, and counseling.

Choose a Sociology Transfer Degree

This option is perfect for El Camino students who want a broad introduction to the concepts of sociology before continuing their education at CSU.


This degree gives you the opportunity to develop a solid understanding of sociology while also providing an excellent foundation for continuing your studies at CSU.

  • Master the major sociological concepts and theoretical perspectives on social problems and social life as they apply to the individual, group, and society.
  • Explore a variety of careers in sociology-related fields such as teaching, research, social work, public relations, and counseling.
  • Sharpen your skills in research methods and data analysis.
  • Prepare yourself for transfer to CSU as a sociology major and, if you choose, graduate study. 
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Prepare for a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology

As an El Camino sociology graduate, you’ll be ready to pursue a bachelor’s degree at CSU. We’ll help you build the practical knowledge and hands-on skills for any career you choose.

  • Prepare yourself for career opportunities in fields such as teaching, research, social work, public relations, and counseling.
  • Learn the methodology and research techniques employed by contemporary sociologists.
  • Strengthen your ability to think critically and communicate effectively.
  • Prepare yourself for further study in a political science bachelor’s degree program.
  • Median salaries for bachelor’s degree holders working as labor relations specialists is $80,000 and $80,000 for those working as equal opportunity representatives/officers.
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Expand Your Education Beyond the Classroom

Build your knowledge by exploring different areas and opportunities in sociology. 

  • Continue your education and pursue graduate studies in sociology for careers in teaching, research, and policy centers.
  • Join the ECC Sociology Club and explore academic and career paths while networking with classmates and professionals in the field.
  • Attend informative workshops and guest speaker events designed for sociology majors.
  • Access a variety of internships and research opportunities. 
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