Sociology is the study of the social behavior, origins, organization, institutions and development of human society. At CT State Manchester, students are taught the fundamentals of sociological theory and basic research methodology to analyze the dynamics of cultural, educational, political, religious and other social factors. An important aspect of the sociology course offerings is the opportunity for students to directly engage in the community as part of Manchester’s Academic Community Engagement program. Through structured volunteer service assignments, students gain an understanding of the local community and the diversity of groups within the community.

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Students can choose from the sociology courses to satisfy their general education knowledge areas or the requirements for a Liberal Arts and Science associate in art degree or the Liberal Arts and Science associate in science degree.

For students who plan to transfer to complete the requirements for a bachelor of arts degree in sociology at one of the four Connecticut state universities or Charter Oak State College, enrolling in the Sociology Studies Transfer Ticket degree pathway program is a good choice. By entering this program, students are able to start their coursework at Manchester and take advantage of its high-quality instruction and more affordable community college tuition and fees. Upon completion of the CSCU Pathway Transfer: Sociology Studies associate degree, students are guaranteed full junior status and can complete a bachelor’s degree in their major without losing any credits or being required to take extra credits or incur additional expenses.

Those who are interested in sociology, or who are considering transferring to a college outside the CSCU system, should consider the Liberal Arts and Science associate in arts degree program.

Students who are thinking of transferring are encouraged to meet with their academic advisors to discuss their plans and how courses transfer to other institutions. More information on the transfer options available can be found in the Transfer Services portion of the website.

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Meghan Finley, Associate Professor
Department Chair