Sociology (applied) | Stark State College | North Canton, Ohio
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Sociology (applied)

Earn your initial credentials in sociology affordably at Stark State in preparation to transfer to a four-year college or university sociology program. You’ll become familiar with the basic concepts of sociological thought, critical thinking and sociological methods while developing the critical-thinking, multicultural and analytical skills universities and employers are looking for.

Along with transfer options, you also may gain entry-level employment in both public and private service as an assistant to project and data managers, diversity consultants, marketing consultants and demographers as well as an entry-level public service worker.

Famous sociology majors include Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the United States; President Ronald Reagan; Robin Williams, actor/comedian; and Alonzo Mourning, former NBA basketball star. See more at

Work in many areas
(may include, but not limited to):

  • social/public services
  • program support
  • social science research
  • sales/marketing

Prepare for a career as a/an
(may include, but not limited to):

  • entry-level caseworker
  • analytics assistant
  • marketing assistant
  • research assistant
  • Associate of arts in applied sociology

Program learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic terms, theories, and concepts of sociological study.
  • Describe an understanding of the historical and cultural viewpoints as well as current thinking and research on sociological studies.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the meaning of cultural and ethnic diversity.
  • Complete a capstone project in sociological research.
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