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Study Human Behavior

Sociologists study society and human behavior, including ethnic and religious studies, as well as psychology and politics. A Sociologist influences the development, function and structure of human society. Sociology provides you a solid foundation for further educational opportunities.

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Degree Types


Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTPs) enable you to complete your degree at Motlow and then transfer to any Tennessee public university, and several Tennessee private universities to complete your bachelor’s degree. The Associate of Science degrees include specific science requirements and electives.


Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTPs) enable you to complete your degree at Motlow and then transfer to any Tennessee public university, and several Tennessee private universities to complete your bachelor’s degree. The Associate of Arts degrees include specific arts requirements and electives.

Practical Experience

In addition to the core curriculum, the Sociology program introduces:

  • History of psychology, critical thinking and research methods in psychology
  • Identification of basic human relationships, including sociology, culture, inequality and social class, political and economic orders
  • Understanding of and solutions for major current problems in American society such as poverty, social deviance, environment, energy, population, health, education, and medical care
  • Courtship customs and modern family problems with an emphasis on social change
  • Critical thinking
  • In-depth research and analysis
  • Interaction with students and instructors
  • Test theories about behavior
  • Conduct surveys, interviews and observe people
  • Collect and analyze data
  • Present research and findings
  • Advise organizations and government

Career Opportunities

  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Domestic Violence Counselor
  • Probation Officer
  • Corrections Counselor
  • Community Developers
  • Criminologists
  • Therapists
  • Mental Health Counselors
  • Probation Officers
  • Social Workers
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