Ever wonder why people act the way they do or make the decisions they make? If you're interested in a career as a counselor, lawyer, social worker or a human resources manager, then our Life.Changing. Sociology Degree is calling your name!

Campus Ottumwa and Centerville Campuses
Entry Term All Terms
Length of Program 6 Terms (18 Months)
Associate of Arts Degree in Sociology (A.A.)


Do you find yourself wondering why entire societies and groups of people behave the way they do?  Sociology will push you to explore the world through the lens of different cultures and communities.  You’ll learn how past events impacted the survivors and discuss how current and future events may change society as we know it today.  


What you will learn:
  • Examine how people are influenced by the culture in which they live
  • Obtain an appreciation of how social institutions; such as religion, education, and family impact individuals and societies
  • Examine society from the viewpoint of sociology’s classic theories
  • Analyze how societies organize people into categories of race, ethnicity, social class, gender, and age and what impact those categories have on how a society functions


Ready to take your education to the next level? Check out the details below to see how our Associate of Arts Degree in Sociology from Indian Hills Community College will help you get a Life.Changing. career as a Lawyer, Counselor, or Social Worker, or even transfer to a four-year college to receive your Bachelor’s Degree!


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Questions? Don’t stress. Just ask Jenny!

howkJenny Howk, Program Director, Social Sciences & Business
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

(641) 683-5111, ext. 1820 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1820
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