Sociology

Sociology

Degree Type: Associate of Arts Degree, AA

Pathway: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

More Options: Classroom Based, Remote Real-Time, Hyflex, Online, Hybrid

Program Length: 4 Semesters

Location: Centennial, Rampart Range

Transferability: Transferable

Catalog LinkApply to PPSCPathway InformationRequest Information

Fall/Summer registration opens in March

Secure your spot in the classes you need for spring 2024 at Pikes Peak State College today, and take the next step towards achieving your academic and career goals!

Register Today
Students along wall

Why choose Sociology at PPSC

In studying Sociology at PPSC, you'll learn about society - its development, structure, and functions. That knowledge (and your degree) can be used to pursue a wide range of careers in public, private, government, and non-profit sectors. Many graduates pursue jobs as a case worker for the elderly or disabled, youth counselor, community outreach worker or court advocate. Advance degrees can lead to careers in academia, political science and research, among others.

Become an Expert

Sociology embraces research and statistics, a priceless skill in the current environment of social media and big data. More and more industries are moving toward data driven decisions and with sociology you can be a data expert.

What do PPSC Sociology students study?

Sociology strives to understand society with theories and ideas driven from research. Pursuing a sociology degree will allow you to:

  • Uncover a deeper understanding of society
  • Develop an understanding of cultures and theories
  • Examine the influence of values, roles, norms and social stratification on everyday life.

Sociology examines culture and society from many different angles. As a result it will change the way students think about society and expand students ability to think critically.

Career Options

Students pursuing degrees at the bachelor and graduate levels may work as sociologists or pursue careers in a wide range of fields in which sociologists use their skill sets to excel, such as:

  • Human Resources
  • Community Development and Advocacy
  • Education
  • Social Services

Degrees in sociology open a diverse array of career opportunities. 

Sociology Classes You Might Take

PPSC offers a variety of classes in sociology. Check out a few of the classes you may take. 
Sociology

This course examines the basic concepts, theories, and principles of sociology, including topics of culture, race, class, gender, sexuality, social groups, and deviance through a local and global lens. Analyzes and interprets socio-historic as well as contemporary issues by using critical thinking skills and linking individual experiences to social structures.

Sociology

Offers a critical exploration of marriage, family and kinship. It examines the family as an institution and how social, cultural and personal factors influence family relations locally and globally. Explores the stability and evolution of the family, along with current trends and a range of family forms.

Sociology

Critically examines various deviant categories and societal reactions to deviance affecting diverse populations. Examines how sociologists study deviance and the theories they use to explain it. Explains the ways social institutions define deviance and attempt to control, change, or treat those deviant behaviors, attitudes, and conditions.

view in catalog

Voices of PPSC

Holly Eickstedt

Voices of PPSC

PPSC highly prepared me for a four-year school, better than I could have imagined.

Holly Eickstedt
PPSC Graduate | UCCS Transfer Student

Sociology, AA and AS Degree with Designation

Upon completion of the Sociology degree program, you should be able to:

  • Identify and explain the three main theoretical perspectives of sociology
  • Apply theoretical perspectives to explain stratification in society
  • Communicate effectively sociological content in a written format
  • Use the tools of sociology to analyze social realities
  • Provide credible sources and citations to support sociological analysis
woman two

1st semester plan

math & english requirements

1st semester plan

  • ENG 1021 - English Composition I CO1 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • GT - One GT Pathways course (GT-MA1)
     prefer MAT 1260, except:
    • Adams State University prefers MAT 1340
    • Colorado Mesa University requires either MAT 1240 or MAT 1340
    • University of Colorado, Denver requires either MAT 1260 or MAT 1320 or MAT 1340
    • Western State Colorado University requires either MAT 1240 or MAT 1340 
  • GT - One GT Pathways History course (HI1)
     
  • GT - one GT Pathways Natural and Physical Sciences courses (SC1)

math & english requirements

Recommended basic skills courses are

  • College Quantitative Literacy for MAT 1240 or MAT 1260   
  • College Algebraic Literacy for  MAT 1320 or MAT 1340
  • 60   
  • Three-four (3-4) credit hours

    • GT - One GT Pathways course (GT-MA1)
       prefer MAT 1260, except:
      • Adams State University prefers MAT 1340
      • Colorado Mesa University requires either MAT 1240 or MAT 1340
      • University of Colorado, Denver requires either MAT 1260 or MAT 1320 or MAT 1340
      • Western State Colorado University requires either MAT 1240 or MAT 1340 

Recommended basic skills courses are

  • College Reading & Writing Literacy
  • Six (6) credit hours

    • ENG 1021 - English Composition I CO1 3 Credit Hour(s)
    • ENG 1022 - English Composition II CO2 3 Credit Hour(s)
    • or

    • ENG 1022 - English Composition II CO2 3 Credit Hours
    • ENG 2001 - English Composition III CO3 3 Credit Hour(s)
    • or

    • HIS 2765 - Writing About History CO3 3 Credit Hour(s)