Alexander College has recently introduced a new Associate of Arts in Sociology. Students entering this program will learn about group behaviour, crime, racism and social science research methods. All in all, it is a great choice for those with an interest in social justice.
Further, this is a great way to start out on a 4-year degree program. Students can transfer up to a larger university after 2 years and receive their bachelor’s degree. This transfer pathway ensures students get personalized attention early on and also pay less.
Students in the Associates of Arts Sociology degree will gain multi-disciplinary knowledge in the faculties of arts, humanities, and social science, and develop their critical thinking and research skills. Further, the associate program allows students to explore different facets of sociology, such as sociological theory and research methods, Canadian society, popular culture, crime, and social movements.
Also, sociology is a social science that studies the interactions between individuals and the societies in which they live. So, if you are interested in how and why social constructs such as gender, race, class, ethnicity and religion influence our individual choices and social circumstances, consider this program!
In this program the skills you’ll explore and learn include the following:
- Reading comprehension
- Written and oral communication
- Mathematical and scientific reasoning
- Computer and technological literacy
- Research and evaluative skills
- Analysis, synthesis, and integration of knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Application of theoretical understanding to practice
- Collaborative and team-based experience
Students that choose to take the associates may be thinking of transferring to a larger school to complete their bachelor’s degrees. In fact, some BC universities accept Associate Degree graduates at a reduced GPA requirement.
For more information on the option of transferring to a university upon completion of an Associate of Arts (Economics) Degree, please consult the BC Transfer Guide or see an Academic Advisor.
However, if students wish to begin working right away, there are a number of career options out there. So, below are a few of the professions sociology degree holders enter:
- Child and youth support worker
- Resident care worker
- Community support worker
- Customer service representative
- Human resource assistant
- Office or administrative assistant
- Sales assistant
Students with a passion for all things social justice such as racism, gender equality, group theory, crime and more can get their career start in Alexander College’s Associate of Arts in Sociology. Choosing this pathway allows students to either a career right away, or to transfer up to a larger Canadian university for their bachelor’s.
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