Susan  Edwards, Ph.D.

Susan Edwards, Ph.D.

"I emphasize the real world. I worked for a division of General Motors for 15 years, so integrated into my teaching is real-world application of the concepts that we're learning in class." - Sue Edwards, Finance Department Read More

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Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Program Guide: Sociology

First Year

First Semester
ENG 110 3
MATH 150 4
SOC 102 3
Science Lab elective 4
Second Semester
ENG 111 3
Social Science elective 3
Humanities elective 3
Science elective 4
Elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
SOC 200 3
SOC 205 3
Humanities elective 3
World Perspective elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
MATH 220 3
SOC 103 3
SOC 202 3
Elective 3
Elective 3


  • Degree offered: B.S., B.A. Students seeking the B.A. degree must demonstrate a third-semester proficiency in a foreign language.  Students seeking the B.S. degree must take MATH 220 and BUS 103.
  • World Perspective electives: FRL 206, FRL 255, GEO 102, HRY 101, HRY 252, HUM 205, PHI 209, PSI 202, SOC 201
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science elective must be a non-SOC course.  Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.


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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