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    Department Chair
    Donna Fitzsimmons

  • Did You Know?

    Sociology is the science or study of the origin, development, organization, and functioning of human society. People who are interested in the characteristics of human interactions and communication might find the study of sociology to be very rewarding.

  • Fast Facts

    Program Start Term: Fall, Spring

    Award AA Degree

    Average Class Size: 22

    Program Length: 60 Credits, 4 Semesters

    Part-Time or Full-Time: Both

    Course Availability: Day, Evening, Online

    Course Locations: Pueblo, Fremont, Durango, Mancos, Online

  • Career Information
    Career paths for Sociology degree holders include management of non-profit organizations, human resources, training and human development, governmental and regional planning departments, teaching, research, social services, mental health services, adoption, child care, youth services, developmental disability services, policy analysis, environmental advocacy, child welfare, victims’ rights, labor rights, community organization, and public relations. Upon transfer, students who have earned the Associate of Arts (AA) Degree with Designation in Sociology will be ready to complete the second half of a BA in Sociology at a four-year institution.  

    What Will I Learn
    Sociology is the study of human social behavior, including its origins, the way it has developed over time, its organization, and its many institutions. Sociology is a social science that relies upon critical analysis and empirical investigation to explore human social order, disorder, and change. This program introduces students to the discipline of Sociology includes the coursework to meet general education requirements that are common to all Colorado four-year institutions, as well a specific courses in various subfields of Sociology.

    Degree Transfer
    This degree transfers to the following Colorado Public Four-Year institutions of higher education:


    • University of Colorado, Boulder (B.A. Sociology)
    • University of Colorado, Denver (B.A. Sociology)
    • Adams State University (B.A. Sociology; Criminology or Social Welfare emphasis)
    • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (B.A. Sociology)
    • Colorado Mesa University (B.A. Sociology; Sociology concentration)
    • Colorado State University-Fort Collins (B.A. Sociology; General sociology concentration)
    • Colorado State University-Pueblo (B.A. Sociology; B.S. Sociology)
    • Fort Lewis College (B.A. Sociology; Human Services-General option)
    • Metropolitan State University of Denver (B.A. Sociology)
    • University of Northern Colorado (B.A. Sociology; all emphasis)
    • Western State Colorado University (B.A. Sociology)