Do you want to learn how society influences the way we think, feel, and act?

DVC's sociology program is a great start! Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. In this program, you will learn to analyze society by applying sociological concepts and theories, developing critical thinking and research skills, and exploring complex social issues.

This program is in the interest area:

Career Opportunities

The sociology program will prepare you for work in a variety of occupations and career paths, including:

With additional education:

  • Social Worker
  • Teacher
  • Professor
  • Research Analyst
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Public Policy Consultant


Change your life with a sociology degree. Our program gives you options to explore.

About degrees and certificates

A certificate readily prepares you to enter a particular field or career. It can also give you new skills for advancement in the workplace.

Associate Degrees:
An associate degree requires a broader education for career options in a range of industries. It's a great step towards earning a bachelor degree at a four-year school or entering the workforce sooner.

Associate Degrees for Transfer:
A transfer degree is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. Earning one can guarantee admission to California State Universities, some private and online universities, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). ADTs, along with a transfer agreement guarantee (TAG) with the University of California system can help you achieve your goals for less. Learn about transfer services.