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Sociology (A.S.)

Sociology involves the study of social institutions, organizations and issues. The A.S. in Sociology at South Dakota State University will prepare graduates to serve in entry-level positions in human services, human resources, office and management assistance, criminal justice, and law enforcement.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration  
Starting in: August, January
Tuition Fee: $ 372 per credit
Location: Blended

Completion of the Sociology major will allow students to transfer 60 credits of coursework towards the B.S. in Sociology.

This A.S. in Sociology at South Dakota State University will be a good fit if you:

  • Are curious about the world around you
  • Are interested in people and behaviors
  • Have a desire to help people
  • Have strong writing and communication skills
  • Enjoy research

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Working with Diverse Populations
  • Investigating the Social World
  • Social Problems
  • The Sociology of Rural America
  • Environment and Society
  • Courtship and Marriage

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Career Opportunities

  • Community health worker
  • Human services assistant
  • Research assistant
  • Dispatcher
  • Human resource assistant

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