Sociology is the scientific study of human behavior and interaction, which is greatly influenced by religious, ethical, and social beliefs. A degree in sociology can lead to endless employment opportunities in the following areas: criminal justice, education, research and planning, government, business and industry, and human services. Job titles include teacher, counselor, administrator, manager, and analyst. Sociologists prepare reports; examine how social influences affect different individuals and groups; design research projects to test social issue theories; and analyze and draw conclusions from data collected through surveys, observations, and interviews.
Vital skills include critical-thinking, communication, and problem-solving. Sociology majors devote a lot of time to writing and research. Instruction includes social theory, race and ethnicity, humanities, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and urban sociology. Students also have the option of specializing in a wide range of topics: gender, poverty, crime, and education are just a few.
The 2010 median pay for sociologists was $72,360, but the entry-level education was at the master's degree level. There are two types of sociology master's degree programs: traditional programs and applied, clinical, and professional programs.
University of California-San Diego offers 3 Sociology degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 114 Sociology students graduated with students earning 105 Bachelor's degrees, 5 Doctoral degrees, and 4 Master's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of California-San Diego La Jolla, CA||28 : 1||38,736|
|San Diego State University San Diego, CA||37 : 1||35,544|
|University of San Diego San Diego, CA||19 : 1||9,181|
|California State University-San Marcos San Marcos, CA||41 : 1||16,053|
|Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, CA||31 : 1||4,567|
|National University La Jolla, CA||67 : 1||16,670|
|San Diego Miramar College San Diego, CA||112 : 1||14,127|
|Southwestern College Chula Vista, CA||97 : 1||19,231|
|Palomar College San Marcos, CA||76 : 1||23,874|
|Grossmont College El Cajon, CA||63 : 1||16,958|
|San Diego City College San Diego, CA||71 : 1||14,056|
|MiraCosta College Oceanside, CA||70 : 1||12,992|
|San Diego Mesa College San Diego, CA||79 : 1||20,712|