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2018-2019 College Catalog 
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, A.A.

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Social Work

Those engaged in social work seek to apply the knowledge and insights of such fields as psychology and sociology to the identification, prevention and treatment of personal and social problems. Students who wish to pursue a degree in social work should follow the suggested program of study for sociology, in consultation with an advisor.

Sociology, A.A.

Sociology seeks to understand the social and cultural dimensions of life and to explain human behavior. Sociology contributes to a better informed citizenry, qualifies students for a variety of occupations, and provides excellent preparation for advanced studies in law, medicine, theology, social work, business, criminal justice, and other fields.

This program allows students to focus on sociology for their associate of arts degree. The core provides students the basic coursework in the field while allowing them the flexibility to tailor their program to their individual needs. Students must successfully complete core courses with a “C-” or better to meet program requirements. Students planning to transfer to a four-year program may need to have additional hours beyond the program requirements at Northwest College in order to transfer in as a junior. These students should consult with their advisor and the appropriate four-year college catalog.


General Education Requirements

Students should refer to the Graduation Requirements .

Total General Education Requirements: 26-28 Credits

Core and Elective courses taken as part of completion of a degree program may also be used to meet General Education requirements where applicable. Please note that use of these courses to meet General Education requirements may reduce the number of hours required to complete a degree, however that number cannot be reduced below the institutional minimum of 60 credits.

Total Core Courses: 9 Credits

Core Electives

Students must complete six credits from the following list of approved courses.

Total Core Electives: 6 Credits

General Electives

General electives selected in consultation with advisor.

Total General Electives: 17-19 Credits

Minimum Credits for Degree = 60

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