Sociology

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Sociology

The goal of the Sociology Department at St. Charles Community College is to help each student think critically about the social issues, organizations and policies that affect his or her life as a citizen. In addition, our goal is for each student to objectively use evidence that will help him or her develop and enrich their understanding of the social world and social processes. Finally, the department seeks to enhance one's skills for future employment.

Careers in Sociology

The aim of the sociology major is to prepare students either for employment or for graduate study within the discipline or for study in professions that are related to the discipline. Most sociologists are employed within an academic setting where they can teach and do research within their areas of interest.The second place where most sociology majors find employment is within government or private corporate settings where research is needed. But sociology also prepares students for occupations which are not directly related to teaching or research.

Some positions which might employ an individual holding a sociology degree are:

  • advertising executive,
  • lawyer,
  •  urban planner,
  • probation officer,
  • minister,
  • journalist,
  • market research analyst
  • or guidance counselor.

Each of these occupations employs the skills obtained by an individual majoring in sociology. These include the ability to think logically and critically about social processes and to communicate well.

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Margaret O'Dea,
Office Coordinator
636-922-8398
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Vicky Herbel,
Program Chair
636-922-8666
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Office Location
SSB 1104
Office Hours

7:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
Monday-Friday