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Las Positas College


About the Program

Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Courses in Sociology are designed to prepare students for further study in Sociology leading to the BA, MA, MSW, and/or PhD degrees.

Career Opportunities

Sociologists with graduate degrees may teach at the high school, college, or graduate levels. They may also become Research Sociologists in both the public and private sectors and work in areas of public policy, the law, and international studies. Applied Sociologists may work with social service agencies and community programs on behalf of others—often underrepresented or neglected groups.