Were you ever faced with a group project and found yourself curious about how so many different personalities were going to come together to complete the task?

Ever wondered what makes a group or team gel together to win or succeed? If so, you may have the mind of a sociologist. Sociologists study societal behavior and work to figure out what makes people, groups, institutions, and communities tick by looking through the lens of economics, race, gender, health, education, and more. By understanding how humans interact, you can help to solve some of society's most pressing problems.


At Harford Community College, we offer a sociology degree and anthropology/sociology degree concentration that can prepare you for transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree.

Program Overview


Program Requirements:

Associate of Arts Sociology

Associate of Arts Anthropology/Sociology


No. of Credits:

Associate of Arts: 60



Sharon Stowers







Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Harford's small, student-centered, and flexible learning class options are the ideal learning environment for your sociology studies.

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What kind of courses can I expect to take?

Develop a strong background in sociology through required courses and electives like these at Harford:

Introduction to Sociology

Social Problems

Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology

Marriage and the Family

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

What can I do when I complete this program?

With a degree in sociology at Harford, you can prepare for transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree while expanding your knowledge in the study of social life and culture.

Top Transfer Destinations

  • University of Maryland
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • UMBC
  • Salisbury University
  • Frostburg State University
  • Morgan State University

Potential Careers

  • Community Organizer
  • Teacher
  • Cultural Resource Manager
  • Social/Human Service Worker
  • Non-Profit Program Coordinator
  • Museum Professional
  • Archaeologist
  • Archivist

Who teaches this program?

At Harford, our award-winning full-time and adjunct faculty bring a wealth of industry and classroom experience to professionally mentor and guide you through your program.

How do I get started?

You've taken your first step into a larger world of possibility for you and your future. Now is the time! Reach out and apply, request more information, or visit our campus.