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In Macomb’s Sociology courses, you will be introduced to such concepts as socialization, group behavior, social stratification and social change. You will explore the social problems that are confronting modern American society, look at health and human behavior from a sociological perspective and examine the institutional and historical aspects of marriage and family. You will also learn about the challenges faced by various ethnic groups, the theoretical and methodological systems that led to the development of both welfare services and social work as a profession, and the nature, causes and impact of prejudice and discrimination.

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Sociology

  1. Many service learning opportunities during and after class
  2. Save $20,000 by starting here - over 80% of our students leave debt free
  3. Nearly 250 private and transfer scholarships available

Sociology Courses at Macomb

  • Principles of Sociology
  • Modern Social Problems
  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Sociology of Health & Human Behavior
  • Sociology of Aging
  • Marriage & the Family
  • Race & Ethnic Relations

Career Opportunities in Sociology

A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Sociology is required for positions as a sociologist.  Social workers must be licensed, with most holding A Master’s of Social Work (MSW) Degree.  A Bachelor’s of Social Work (BSW) Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, however, can qualify you for entry level positions with a social service agency.

Transfer Pathways

The credits earned in Macomb’s Sociology courses transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology or a Bachelor’s of Social Work Degree speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about the Sociology courses?

For more information on the Sociology courses at Macomb, contact the Associate Dean, Social Science, 586.498.4124, or 586.286.2140,

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