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Sociology is the academic study of social behavior, its origins, development, organization, and institutions. This includes studying human social behavior, its groups, its culture, and how social interaction influences collective behavior. This area of social science uses methods of practical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about social order, social disorder and social change.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate and understand social and behavioral sciences research methodology and effectively communicate research results and conclusions.
  • Understand the principles, perspectives and methods of inquiry used by the social and behavioral sciences.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in sociological concepts and terminology.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how societies and social subgroups operate.
  • Critically explain how people act and have acted in response to their societies.

Career Options

Middle or high school teacher of civics, economics, geography and history; politics, government and civil service; lobbyist, pre-law attorney, law enforcement, business, public relations, human relations, personnel specialist, journalist, military service, community service, and graduate school.


Andrea Craddock

Andrea Craddock
Phone: (530) 938-5258


For information or questions regarding this or other programs at College of the Siskiyous contact the Office of Academic Affairs.

Email: Office of Academic Affairs
Phone: (530) 938-5201