Kyle Partlo

Kyle Partlo

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Lake Michigan College

Program Guide: Sociology

First Year

First Semester
ENGL 101 3
MATH 128 4
Science Lab elective 4
SOCI 101 3
Second Semester
ENGL 102 3
SOCI 250 3
Social Science elective 3
Humanities elective 3
World Perspectives elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
Elective 4
Humanities elective 3
SOCI 201 3
SOCI 210 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
Elective 3
Humanities elective 3
Science elective 4
SOCI 202 3
SOCI 205 3


  • Degree offered: B.S., B.A. Students seeking the B.A. degree are required to demonstrate third semester proficiency in a foreign language. Students seeking the B.S. degree must take MATH 216.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Social science elective must be a non-SOCI course.  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.   Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • World Perspectives electives:  FORL 202, FORL 222, HIST 102, POSC 202


Students majoring in sociology have a wide variety of career options. The discipline emphasizes an understanding of social organization and diversity and prepares students for careers in a variety of settings, including human services, human resources, business, and community organizations. Schools, churches, hospitals, courts, prisons, mental health agencies, and drug abuse agencies provide specific locations for employment and student internships.

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