Sociology, part of the social sciences here at Shasta College, provides an excellent opportunity for a broad exploration of society and social interaction.  Our program is designed to support a strong foundation in those skills that are essential in today’s 21st century job market including critical thinking, information analysis, creativity and innovation, communication, collaboration and social/diversity awareness. A degree in sociology supports a broad spectrum of career interests in everything from healthcare to law enforcement.     

What is Sociology?  

Sociology is the study of society and social institutions – the ways in which people form groups, and how people interact within those groups and with members of other groups that form the building blocks of society. The realm of sociology encompasses analysis of gender, class, race, religion, ability, bias, economic groups, values and attitudes, deviance, medicine, and more. Sociology is the scientific study of the ways in which people affect each other's behavior, and the means by which to strengthen understanding and appreciation of the diversity of culture and society.

​Careers/Salary for Sociology Majors

Salary Range for Sociology Bachelor’s Degree: $40-$75,000

Career Options:

  • International Aid 
  • Community Services
  • Health Services
  • Higher Education
  • Law/Government
  • Public Relations
  • Social Services
  • Social Researcher
  • Community Development

For more information, contact the ACSS Division.

Learn more about Sociology AA-T Degree

Sociology is the systematic and scientific study of society and social behavior.