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What will I learn?

How do you relate to society and how does society shape who you become? Sociology helps to explain.

Gain knowledge in an exciting and fascinating field of study that helps explain pivotal matters in your personal life, your community and your world. Get a scientific and humanistic perspective on topics such as:

  • Government and economy
  • Social inequality
  • Social activism and change
  • Family
  • Community

Through analytical perspectives, theories and research, you will expand your awareness of relationships, cultures and institutions that profoundly shape our lives and history.

Why JCCC?

We offer a variety of sociology and social work courses that cover the same material at the same level of rigor as at four-year schools. Choose to participate in Honors classes and faculty research projects if you’re wondering whether a career in sociology is for you.

Our professors will teach you how to think critically and how to:

  • Ask important research questions
  • Distinguish between fact and opinion
  • Develop evidence-based arguments
  • Identify ethical issues in research

Service-learning projects will give you firsthand experience in social work. You might help organize awareness events or complete a project at a place like a women’s shelter, a food pantry or an equine therapy ranch. Gain the practical knowledge you need to change society for the better.

Class size, convenience and transferability are more reasons why JCCC makes sense.

  • Class sizes are limited so you can:
    • Ask questions
    • Engage in discussions
    • Connect with classmates and professors
  • We offer convenient online classes.
  • We’re affordable. Costs are reasonable and our campus is convenient to the metro area.
  • JCCC sociology and social work classes are transferable to most four-year schools.

The University of Kansas has a transfer agreement for sociology and social work majors who start at JCCC. Meet with a counselor to talk about your transfer options.

Ready to take the next step? Apply now

Bachelor’s and master’s degrees in sociology or social work can help you land jobs like:

  • Professor
  • Social worker
  • Nonprofit organization administrator
  • Government research analyst
  • Social services director
  • Policy analyst
  • Human resources representative
  • Management consultant
  • Market research analyst
  • Media planner
  • Public relations specialist
  • Survey researcher/pollster

Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center.

Money matters. JCCC is working hard to make tuition affordable for you.

Here’s what we offer:

Supplies and textbook costs vary depending on your classes.