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

New for Spring 2024: Food and Society
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Unleash your appetite for understanding!

Explore powerful relationships and connections through our most basic human need: food. Discover the vast ways food shapes and expresses relationships based on its production and consumption.

While a full stomach is easily taken for granted by those who have plenty, the causes of hunger remain easily dismissed or misunderstood. Join us as we address these misunderstandings while diving into issues of culture, meaning, identity, power and ecology, all through a focus on food.

Enroll today! Choose from 3 credits in Anthropology (ANTH 220OR Sociology (SOC 220). Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Questions? Contact Dr. Kerri Lesh at

What Will I Learn in JCCC's Sociology Courses?

Sociology is the study of human behavior and social work, including society's development and structure. Gain knowledge in an exciting and fascinating field of study that helps explain pivotal matters in your personal life, your community and your world. Learn how our surroundings as a child shape us, explore economic and political issues, and discover the history of social work and social justice.

At Johnson County Community College, our Sociology courses cover all areas of society. Get a scientific and humanistic perspective on topics such as:

  • Government and economy
  • Social inequality
  • Social activism and change
  • Family
  • Community
  • Criminology
  • Social work and social welfare
  • Social justice

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

Sociology credits earned at JCCC can easily be transferred to four-year universities.

Why JCCC for Sociology Courses?

We offer various 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. In JCCC's Sociology courses, you will gain the practical knowledge you need to change society for the better.

There are many reasons to choose JCCC's Sociology courses, including small class sizes and convenient times.

  • Class sizes are limited to small numbers, so you can ask questions, engage in discussions and connect with classmates and professors.
  • Our Sociology classes are offered in-person and online, so you can choose a platform that's convenient for you.
  • 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.

JCCC has a transfer agreement with the University of Kansas for students studying sociology and social work. Meet with a counselor to talk about your transfer options.

As a JCCC student, you'll also have access to resources, including Academic Advising and Career Development services.

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Studying Sociology can lead to various career opportunities. Earning a bachelor's or 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.

The cost of going to college can drastically impact your ability to succeed. At Johnson County Community College, we want our students to be able to afford a program that they love. That’s why we’re constantly working to make tuition more affordable for you.

Here’s what JCCC has to offer:

Textbook and other supply costs vary depending on your courses.

There are several things to consider when budgeting for college. Visit our Cost of Attendance page for detailed information.

Resources and Tools at JCCC

Being a student at JCCC means you have access to a range of services and resources to help you succeed. We offer professional tutoring and small, personalized class sizes. When you attend Johnson County Community College, your education truly matters.

The cost of going to school can be daunting. Fortunately, our Financial Aid office is here to help you through the process. Our counselors can help you find ways to fund your schooling, including scholarships and student loans, both of which can help to reduce the cost of your tuition every semester.

If you need help discovering what your passion will be post-graduation, our Career Development Center and Academic Counseling services are great support tools.

You can also further your education by transferring to a four-year school. JCCC is here to help make the transition to another college program easy and stress-free.