Sociology | AA - Western Iowa Tech Community College
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Sociology | AA

Sociology | AA

Associate of Arts
Sioux City
Estimated Program Costs Required Classes Entrance Requirements Transfer Options

The Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degree are designed for transfer to a 4-year institution. These suggested plans of study will lead to completion of the AA or AS degree requirements listed in the college catalog. These are suggested plans of study only and it is critical that students confer with their intended transfer institution, as well as their academic advisor, to make the best course selections in meeting degree requirements. The college maintains a large number of articulation agreements that specifically outline efficient transfer plans to partner colleges and universities.

Sociology is the study of social life and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Western Iowa Tech faculty teach diverse and multifaceted research-based coursework in the broad categories of families, gender, and sexuality; social control and deviance; inequality, poverty, and stratification; addiction, environmental, and social justice; and race and ethnic studies. Students examine the most pressing social problems in these areas, as well as how social groups experience and perceive these issues.

Regardless of one's career plans, the sociology major is an excellent foundation for lifelong learning and citizenship in the global village and for navigating today's global marketplace and information society. Majoring in sociology prepares students to successfully transfer to a 4-year college/university for a Bachelor's in Sociology, and then for graduate school and a wide variety of careers such as law, social psychology, social research, social work, politics, public administration, social justice activism, urban and community planning, human resources, education, and market research.

Meet Your Advisor

Nancy McMahon
Nancy McMahon
Career Navigator
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
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Transfer to a Four-Year School

If a bachelor's degree is your educational goal, getting a head start on your major has never been easier. You can apply the credits from this associate degree toward a bachelor's degree at a four-year college and university. To make the most of your time and money, tell your advisor about your transfer plans early in the admissions process.

Four-Year College Agreements

Career Options

Study human society and social behavior by examining the groups and social institutions that people form, as well as various social, religious, political, and business organizations. May study the behavior and interaction of groups, trace their origin and growth, and analyze the influence of group activities on individual members.

Required Classes for Sociology | AA

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
ENG 105 Composition I 3
PHI 105 Introduction to Ethics 3
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3
ART 101 Art Appreciation 3
ENG 106 Composition II 3
SOC 212 Diversity 3
SOC 120 Marriage and Family  3
MAT 157 Statistics 4
MUS 100 Music Appreciation 3
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3
PSY 251 Social Psychology 3
POL 111 American National Government 3
SOC 115 Social Problems 3
BIO 163 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology 4
SOC 210 Men, Women and Society 3
SOC 250 Sociology of Deviance 3
PSY 241 Abnormal Psychology 3
SPC 112 Public Speaking 3

Entrance Requirements

  • Verification of high school, GED or HSED official transcript.
  • Submitted documentation of composite ACT score of at least 22.
  • If student does not have ACT scores, they will need to complete the CPT and ALEKS.

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Dr. Jill Moravek MS, LMSW, PhD
Dr. Jill Moravek MS, LMSW, PhD
Sociology Instructor
Sioux City Campus, Room L314
Sima Dabir M.S.
Sima Dabir M.S.
Associate Dean of Arts & Science
Sioux City Campus, Room L317

Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $12,608.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $12,672.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated student housing and meals: $3,075.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.