The Sociology program teaches the dynamics behind social order and social change, and how these play out in our political, social, and economic systems. Earn an Associate of Arts and pursue work as a Research Assistant, Equal Opportunity Representative, and more.

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Sociology helps us better understand the interactions of among individuals, societies, and institutional structures. This program focuses on the dynamics behind social order and social change, and how these play out in our political, social, and economic systems. Practicing a sociological perspective involves confronting your assumptions about how things work in our society, critically examining social problems, and articulating new possibilities.

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Note: Some jobs require education or training beyond the CNM degree/certificate.

Further Studies

Once you graduate from CNM, you can transfer your Sociology degree from CNM to a four-year university.

Meet with an advisor to learn more about your transfer options.

Related Information

School of Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences

Sociology is a vast discipline that offers many different types of careers to those who pursue it. Check the following websites for more information.

Consider Taking a Sociology Course

Sociology can help you understand the social world in the fast changing world today. It is practical and contains a vast store of information about issues that concern everyone. Most importantly, Sociology can teach you to ask and answer important questions and evaluate competing ideas and popular claims that appear in the media.

In class, you will

  • Conduct research and analyze data
  • Communicate skillfully
  • Think critically
  • Focus on society

Class Expectations and Environment

All courses include final exams and may include quizzes, multiple-choice exams, essay exams, oral reports, group presentations, written projects, research reports, journals, service learning, role-plays, team projects, homework assignments or other assignments depending on the instructor.


Writing is an important part of the learning process and all courses require written assignments. Your ability to communicate effectively in writing is essential.


All instructors are required to give a final exam. Some instructors give a midterm and a final. Others give 3-4 or more exams during the semester or a quiz after every chapter.


Some courses may have optional study guides available. Some instructors may require blue books, index cards or other supplies, which are available at the bookstore.