Associate in Arts
Transfer Degree

Explore the social institutions of society

Learn how the structure of society shapes our experiences.

Prepare for a rewarding career by majoring in Sociology, the study of human social institutions and group behavior. With this subject, you better understand and appreciate all cultures, including your own. This knowledge readies you to create a flexible career path in many fields such as human services, education and law.

With this associate degree from College of Lake County, you’re ready to transfer to a 4-year school and confidently pursue your bachelor’s degree.

What can you do with an A.A. in Sociology?

The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree in Sociology prepares you to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree in Sociology or related fields such as Human Services.


  • 100% Online

    Can be completed 100% online.
  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Transfer Degree

    Save on your first 2 years and transfer your credits to the 4-year school of your choice.
  • Program Length: 2 Years

    Full-time students finish in 2 years.

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Recommended Pathway

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. View degree requirements in the college catalog.

*Cost is estimated based on recommended pathway credit hours. This includes in-district tuition and other fees, such as books and materials before financial aid is applied, as well as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

Learn how CLC helps you transfer

Start at CLC and continue with a 4-year school to earn your bachelor's degree. CLC has partnerships with many colleges and universities, covering a wide range of programs.

Our Guaranteed Transfer Partnerships (GTAs) with a select number of schools guarantee admission to students who meet specific criteria.

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Sociology at CLC

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This transfer degree is just one possible way to study Sociology. Get the bigger picture—degrees, credentials and extra options.

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