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Sociology seeks to answer questions about why people think and act the way they do through the study of structural and cultural patterns and social dynamics. As a student of sociology, you will learn how to gather and interpret information—in itself, a set of very marketable skills—and to detect social forces that other people often take for granted.

The Sociology Program at Austin Community College has a strong emphasis on social justice. Choosing sociology as your major helps you build foundational skills for navigating the social world and prepares you to transfer to a four-year college.