What will I learn?

The discipline of Sociology examines the behavior of humans in different groups within the society. It includes examination of various areas of inequalities, such as class, gender, race/ethnicity and age. It also includes examination of issues relating to the social structure of American society and its social institutions.

A career in Sociology may include performing the following tasks:

Analyze and interpret data in order to increase the understanding of human social behavior.
Plan and conduct research to develop and test theories about societal issues such as crime, group relations, poverty, and aging.
Collect data about the attitudes, values, and behaviors of people in groups, using observation, interviews, and review of documents.
Develop, implement, and evaluate methods of data collection, such as questionnaires or interviews.
Direct work of statistical clerks, statisticians, and others who compile and evaluate research data.

Career and Employment Outlook:

Sociologists 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.

Which department am I in?

Department of Behavioral Sciences

Study options

Full Time (60-64 credits)

Tuition fees
US$8,010.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

17 August 2019, 11 January 2020


Department of Behavioral Sciences

Dalby Building - DB 317,



85013, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have graduation from secondary school equivalent to an American high school is required.

For international students

PC's open admission policy means that anyone can attend Phoenix College who:

Is a graduate of a high school, which is accredited by a regional accrediting association as defined by the United States Office of Education or approved by a State Department of Education or other appropriate state educational agency
Has a high school certificate of equivalency (GED)
Is at least 18 years of age and demonstrates evidence of potential success in the community college
as a transfer student in good standing from another college or university.

A TOEFL score of 500, or 61 on the internet-based test is required for admission to Phoenix College. The TOEFL must have been taken within two years of the date for which admission is being sought. We also accept the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall Band Score of 5.5 or better or a minimum IELTS individual Band Score of 5.0 in each module.

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