Through our Sociology Area of Study, you will explore various components of society and the interactions between people and groups. You will learn the social processes that influence how individuals think and act, they can better understand the behavior patterns and motivations of people. We offer a wide variety of courses, including Introduction to Urban Studies, Race and Ethnic Relations, and Anthropology.

There is so much you can do with a degree in Sociology. Social services, criminal justice, business, social science research, human resources, education, and social work are just a few of the fields you will have the opportunity to work in.

If you continue your education at the graduate level you can enroll in law school, business administration, social work, and public policy graduate programs, as well as continue to pursue your Ph.D. in Sociology.

At Hinds Community College, students who seek an Associate of Arts in our Sociology Area of Study will be encouraged to follow a specific pathway. The specific program map will enable the student to meet the necessary general education requirements and be exposed to introductory Sociology courses such as Introduction to Sociology, Marriage and Family, and Social Problems.

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Important Program Information

The program map provides the courses recommended for any students seeking this transfer area of study. Students should consult the Mississippi Articulation Agreement for specific course requirements at specific Mississippi universities.

  • Associate of Arts
Sample Curriculum
Course Hours
Orientation 2
English Composition I 3
College Algebra 3
Art Appreciation 3
American (U.S.) History I 3
Introduction to Social Science 3
Total Hours 17
Course Hours
English Composition II 3
Introduction to Sociology 3
American (U.S.) History II 3
General Psychology 3
Introduction to Philosophy I 3
Public Speaking I 3
Total Hours 18
Course Hours
Physical Science Survey I, Lecture & Lab 4
Marriage & Family 3
Spanish I 3
American Literature I 3
Social Problems 3
Total Hours 16
Course Hours
Physical Science Survey II, Lecture & Lab 4
Introduction to Anthropology 3
American National Government 3
Spanish II 3
American Literature II 3
Total Hours 16


Sharon Turner-Davis
Curriculum Coordinator for Behavioral Sciences
Christine Aycock
Department Chair
Eric Bobo
Department Chair
Gina Appleby
Sociology Instructor

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