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Sociology Associate in Arts

Curious about how society works?

Occupations in sociology/social work usually require a bachelor’s or master’s degree. The Sociology discipline at Lake Michigan College provides you with the first two years of a bachelor’s program. You should work with your advisor to check with four-year colleges and universities regarding specific requirements. There is a 60-credit degree requirement needed for graduation.

General Education Requirements Credit Hours
English 101, English Composition 3
English 102, English Composition, or Communication 101, Introduction to Public Speaking 3
*Humanities/Fine Arts 6
Mathematics 4
*Natural Sciences 8
*Social Sciences 6


Major Requirements Credit Hours
Program requires at least 15 credits in SOC or approved course of study*** 15
General Electives 15


History classes are offered at LMC Credit Hours
Sociology 101, Principles of Sociology 3
Sociology 201, Modern Social Problems 3
Sociology 202, Marriage and the Family 3
Sociology 204, The Field of Social Work 3
Sociology 205, Race and Ethnic Relations 3
Sociology 210, Sociology of Aging 3
Sociology 250, Introduction to Social Science Research 3


*From at least two academic disciplines. **Credit hours listed are based on minimum earned. For example, Mathematics courses have 3, 4 or 5 credits. Please see catalog for courses that have Honors equivalents and meet Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) transfer guidelines. Completion of the MTA requires 30 credits of coursework in the 5 MTA distribution areas. 





If you are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university, you should become familiar with your chosen school’s requirements. See your Academic Advisor for assistance in developing your Student Education Plan (SEP) or visit

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