Programs & Courses

Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology Pathways
From this pathway, students can gain basic knowledge of human behavior through Sociology, Social Work or Anthropology. The coursework gives students the foundation they need to then transfer to a four year institution.

 Associate of Arts-Arts & Sciences, Social Work

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mike Stovall Phone: 410-386-8206 Email: mstovall@carrollcc.edu The Arts and Sciences-Social Work recommendation at Carroll Community College provides basic knowledge of human behavior and a foundation for continued study in Social Work. Graduates are suitably prepared to transfer to four-year colleges and universities in Maryland as well as other states. By following this sequence, students will be well-positioned to transfer to social work programs at McDaniel College, Hood College, UMBC, or Salisbury University. Students who intend to transfer to McDaniel may take SW2214 for the cost of a Carroll course. Students may also consider a free course at Hood College, SOWK 201. For details about either of these special agreements, see an academic advisor in the Advising and Transfer Center. By using ARTSYS at artsys.usmd.edu, students can plan a course of study that will transfer seamlessly to an upper division school of choice.

General Education Requirements

ARTS & HUMANITIES: Three Areas will show as required until two Areas have been completed.  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
EMERGING ISSUES: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: (Minimum C grade required.)
ENGLISH LITERATURE:
MATHEMATICS: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Science courses; one must be a lab course (7-8 credits).   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Social and Behavioral Science courses from 2 different subjects (6 credits).  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

Arts & Sciences Program Electives

***** IMPORTANT ADVISING NOTES ***** If you select more than 30 credits to fulfill General Education requirements (two 4-credit science courses and/or 4 or more credits of math), you may apply the "extra" credit toward your electives. See an advisor for clarification. This program of study is a transfer recommendation under the ARTS and SCIENCES major. Your degree, ASSOCIATE OF ARTS, will appear on your diploma. Your transcript will say ASSOCIATE of ARTS in ARTS and SCIENCES. This transfer recommendation is offered for students who have not selected a transfer destination. You may take any 29 elective credits to meet Carroll graduation requirements. Consult ARTSYS, Carroll advisers, and the receiving college catalog to select courses that will transfer toward your bachelor's degree. Most bachelor's degree institutions will accept 60 credits at transfer.

 Associate of Arts-Arts & Sciences, Sociology/Anthropology

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mike Stovall Phone: 410-386-8206 Email: mstovall@carrollcc.edu The Arts and Sciences-Sociology/Anthropology recommendation at Carroll Community College provides basic knowledge of human behavior and a foundation for continued study in Sociology and/or Anthropology. Graduates are suitably prepared to transfer to four-year colleges and universities in Maryland as well as other states. By following this sequence, students will be well-positioned to transfer to Towson University (sociology or anthropology), University of Maryland (sociology or anthropology), McDaniel College (sociology), Hood College (sociology), UMBC (sociology or anthropology), or Salisbury University (sociology). By using ARTSYS at artsys.usmd.edu, students can plan a course of study that will transfer seamlessly to an upper division school of choice.

General Education Requirements

ARTS & HUMANITIES: Three Areas will show as required until two Areas have been completed.  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
EMERGING ISSUES: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: (Minimum C grade required.)
ENGLISH LITERATURE:
MATHEMATICS: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Science courses; one must be a lab course (7-8 credits).   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Social and Behavioral Science courses from 2 different subjects (6 credits).  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

Arts & Sciences Program Electives

***** IMPORTANT ADVISING NOTES ***** If you select more than 30 credits to fulfill General Education requirements (two 4-credit science courses and/or 4 or more credits of math), you may apply the "extra" credit toward your electives. See an advisor for clarification. This program of study is a transfer recommendation under the ARTS and SCIENCES major. Your degree, ASSOCIATE OF ARTS, will appear on your diploma. Your transcript will say ASSOCIATE of ARTS in ARTS and SCIENCES. This transfer recommendation is offered for students who have not selected a transfer destination. You may take any 29 elective credits to meet Carroll graduation requirements. Consult ARTSYS, Carroll advisers, and the receiving college catalog to select courses that will transfer toward your bachelor's degree. Most bachelor's degree institutions will accept 60 credits at transfer.

Career Strategies

Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology Strategies

  • Volunteer at homeless shelters, soup kitchens, battered women homes, literacy programs or other social service agencies to get experience.
  • Gain experience with children at daycare centers, camps, Boys and Girls Clubs and the like.
  • Volunteer with a local social service or non-profit organization to test your interest in working with different populations or presenting problems.
  • Consider taking a grant writing course.
  • Research and develop expertise on a relevant topic and give presentations.
  • Become a student member of a professional association:

General Strategies

  • Treat school like a job: attend, be on time, complete assignments, etc.
  • Attend programs and activities sponsored by the Social Sciences Area of Study and related Areas of Study.
  • Secure strong faculty recommendations; consider finding a mentor in your career area of interest.
  • Consider on-campus employment as a means to build your skills and your network of contacts.
  • Participate in leadership programs like the Leadership Challenge, Advanced Leadership Challenge or special leadership events and workshops on campus.
  • Attend the Career Development Center's workshops on resume, social media and branding.
  • Develop your resume and online presence via LinkedIn, Facebook, Weebly, etc.
  • Seek experience through part-time, summer or internship positions in an environment related to your program of study.
  • Actively participate in student organizations to develop leadership skills.  Learn to work well within in a team.
  • Conduct informational interviews and job shadow with professionals in fields of interest to learn more about opportunities.
  • Cultivate multicultural exposure by participating in campus diversity events.
  • Participate in service-learning events through classes or one-day volunteer programs (e.g. Cold Weather Shelter, Westminster Clean-up, Fairhaven, etc.).
  • Take classes in communication and public speaking (e.g. Introduction to Speech Communication SPCH-101Advanced Public Speaking SPCH-201, etc.).
  • Become a team leader for New Student Orientation.
  • Look into joining the Phi Theta Kappa, International Honor Society.


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