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Behavioral Sciences: Sociology, A.S. Transfer

Associate of Science Transfer

About This Degree

Program Number


Estimated Program Length

2 Years


Vincennes Campus



Course Catalog


Available on Vincennes or Jasper campuses and online.

If you enjoy learning about organizations, communities, families, diversity, and how people live and work together in harmony - or discord - sociology may be for you.

Sociology is the study of group life. As a student majoring in Sociology, you will analyze the trends, patterns, and personal styles of people as they relate to:

  • Urban and rural life
  • Family patterns/relationships
  • Deviance and social control
  • Environmental issues
  • Technology/communications
  • Healthcare and illness
  • Social change and movements
  • Responses to disasters

Advantage in the Job Market

According to, Sociology is one of the best degrees to earn if you are considering law school, working in human resources, market research, polling, social work, and guidance counseling. In addition to information in specific course topics, you will learn about social research design, statistics, and data analysis. This knowledge will be useful as you enter the job market. Vincennes University offers the first two years of a four-year program, which is sufficient for some entry-level jobs. 


Psychology/Sociology/Social Work Department
Phillip M. Summers Social Science Center


Hope Clausman, Professor of Psychology
Department Chair, Psychology/Sociology/Social Work

Robert Evans, Professor of Sociology & Social Work

Jennifer Hensley, Associate Professor of Sociology & Social Work

Jessica Zellers, Associate Professor of Sociology & Social Work



Career Outcomes

Occupational Outlook (Sociologists and Similar Occupations)