Program Details

According to the American Sociological Association (ASA), sociology can be defined as follows:

1) Sociology is the study of society.
2) Sociology is the social science focused on studying the social lives of people, groups, and societies.
3) Sociology examines our behavior as social beings, covering everything from analyzing brief contacts between anonymous individuals to the investigation of social processes on a global scale.
4) Sociology is the scientific study of social aggregations, the entities human beings traverse throughout their lives.
5) Sociology is the overarching unification of all studies of humankind, including history, psychology, and economics.

People are influenced by numerous factors, including religion, system of government, culture, and so much more. As a sociologist, you can apply your knowledge and understanding toward reaching practical solutions that can benefit real people.

Sociology at Inver Hills

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Transfer Information

Completing this A.A. transfer pathway equips you to transfer with junior-year status to a designated sociology baccalaureate program at one of seven Minnesota State universities.:

Sociology at Inver Hills Adds Up

What you’ll accomplish as a student in our Sociology program:

  1. Sharpen your understanding of group and individual interactions
  2. Make the most of your passion for creating a better world
  3. Build a skill set that will work superbly for virtually any degree and career you pursue
  4. Earn a Transfer Pathway A.A. that opens the door to your bachelor’s degree
  5. Gain invaluable experience employing the scientific method
  6. Get firsthand experience working on true-to-life sociology projects
  7. Work directly with accomplished, student-focused sociology faculty with extensive experience in the field
  8. Benefit from small class sizes and collaborating with likeminded classmates
  9. Search for solutions to real-world sociology issues
  10. Save money and continue your academic and professional careers with less student debt

According to U.S. News & World Report, national student loan debt topped $1.7 trillion in the second quarter of 2021, or roughly $740 billion more than U.S. total credit card debt.

In Minnesota, 900,000 student loan borrowers owe an average $31,250 in federal and private student debt. That debt translates into an average monthly payment topping $250. 

Tuition and fees for one year at Inver Hills costs a little less than $5,500. Compare that to $15,000 to $20,000 at a for-profit college, or $40,000 to $50,000+ at a private college or university. You can complete your first two years at Inver Hills getting a topflight, hands-on education from knowledgeable, caring and experienced faculty and then transfer to a four-year school as a junior all while saving thousands of dollars.