Thuy  Simpson, Ph.D.

Thuy Simpson, Ph.D.

"There are several things I love about teaching at Grand Valley, but I have to say one of the best things about teaching at Grand Valley is the students. They are very respectful and they make teaching a lot more rewarding." - Thuy Simpson, Finance Department Read More

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Jackson Community College

Program Guide: Sociology

First Year

First Semester
ENG 131 3
MAT 141 5
SOC 231 3
Humanities elective 3
14
Second Semester
ENG 132 3
SOC 152 3
Humanities elective 3
Science Lab elective 4
Elective 3
16
 

Second Year

First Semester
SOC 235 3
World Perspectives elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
MAT 133 4
16
Second Semester
SOC 246 3
Science elective 4
Social Science elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
16
 

NOTES

  • Degree offered: B.A., B.S.. Students seeking the B.A. degree must demonstrate third-semester proficiency in a foreign language.  Students seeking the B.S. degree should take CIS 101
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science elective must be a non-SOC course.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANT 131, CUL 175, ENG 257, GEO 132, PLS 262, SPN 232
  • Students should transfer after one year

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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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