What Will You Become?
Iowa Western Community College



Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Length: 2 Years
Award: A.A.

Completed Online: Both
Completed in the Evenings: Day, Evening, Online
Pathway: Transfer Path
Career Cluster: Social Sciences
Program Locations:

About the Program

Large universities in Nebraska and Iowa offer Sociology programs, but few can match Iowa Western’s environment that features such unique one-on-one instructor interaction. Our program will introduce you to the fundamentals of sociological principles and results in the award of an Associate of Arts degree.

You’ll gain valuable knowledge in analysis and research that will be incorporated into this specialized career field. Our faculty members are heavily involved in student learning. They’ll instill in you concepts of human social behavior, family, religion, education, culture, deviant behavior, and demography.

Many Iowa Western graduates continue their education at four-year institutions to get the edge in this highly competitive field. Upon the completion of bachelor’s degree requirements, you can apply to entry-level positions as a research assistant or administrative aide. Even more attractive job opportunities are available for those with master’s and doctorate degrees.

Career Information

The Sociology program is designed for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution. Career opportunities in the sociology field are primarily dependent upon completion of a bachelor’s degree. Sociologists examine the groups and social institutions that people form, as well as study the behavior and interaction of groups. A bachelor’s degree is required for most entry-level jobs. Those who go on to earn their master’s and doctorate degrees will find job opportunities.

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Program Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

  • Identify the major areas of Sociology.
  • Critically evaluate sociological research.


* Because career opportunities associated with this degree are so varied, salaries vary considerably as well. To explore careers and gather specific salary information, we encourage you to visit the following website: IHaveaPlanIowa