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A.A. in Sociology/Anthropology

At a Glance

The A.A. in Sociology/Anthropology degree program at Carroll lays the foundation for successful transfer to a 4-year institution, preparing you for any career where you must understand and interact with human beings.

Credit Count:

60

Program Length:

Two years, or four 15-credit terms

About the Program

Our A.A. in Sociology/Anthropology degree program develops your understanding of culture, group dynamics, social conflict and social interaction, and enhances your ability to think critically and analyze social behavior, social problems and social organizations.  

Sociology is the systematic study of human social behavior, social interaction and social institutions. This discipline develops your understanding of important social patterns and dynamics that often go unnoticed.  

Subfields of sociology include: 

  • Medical sociology 
  • Sports sociology 
  • Sociology of education 
  • Political sociology 
  • Sociology of law 
  • Global and transnational sociology 
  • Sociology of science, knowledge and technology 
  • Sociology of organizations and occupations 
  • And many more 

Anthropology is the study of humankind in all times and places, using a holistic approach to focus on the interconnections and interdependence of the human experience. This discipline develops your understanding of the variety and complexity of humanity, and ways of being and knowing all over the world. Anthropologists often travel to other countries to study the diversity of human existence.  

Subfields of anthropology include: 

  • Cultural anthropology 
  • Archaeology 
  • Linguistic anthropology 
  • Biological anthropology 

Advisory Board

Our curriculum is designed and continuously reviewed by an advisory board of industry experts and business leaders, ensuring the program meets all current skill and knowledge requirements. You can visit our Advisory Boards page to see the list of Sociology/Anthropology Advisory Board members, as well as advisory board members for our other programs.

Curriculum

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Transfers & Careers

Discover Your Passion

Find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work.

Transfer 

Carroll has transfer agreements with virtually every public college and university in Maryland, as well as many other schools throughout the state and across the country.  

Learn more about transferring your courses to a different institution or explore Transfer Agreements by Area of Study. 

Career 

Sociology/Anthropology prepares you for a diverse array of careers in a variety of fields.  

Many people who choose Sociology/Anthropology are interested in social services, counseling, teaching, law enforcement, administration (e.g. analysts, directors, managers), and sales and marketing (e.g. social media analysts, event coordinators). 

Places where people in this fieldwork include: 

  • U.S. Census Bureau 
  • Centers for Disease Control 
  • Board of Elections 
  • Department of Labor   
  • U.S. Intelligence (FBI, CIA, NSA, etc.) 
  • Local & state law enforcement agencies 
  • Law firms/Attorney General offices 
  • Social Service agencies and private practices 
  • Consultants and trainers for corporations 
  • International Development & Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) 
  • Colleges and universities 
  • And others 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual income for sociologists/anthropologists in 2019 was between $64,000–$86,000, depending on whether they had an MA or Ph.D. 

For more information on careers in sociology, visit the American Sociological Association. 

For more information on careers in anthropology, visit the American Anthropological Association,

Faculty

Carroll’s faculty are scholars, researchers and distinguished leaders, selected based on their industry experience, academic excellence and passion for teaching. They possess a wealth of skills and knowledge to share with you throughout your pursuit of a Sociology/Anthropology degree.