July 12, 2017 Marie Clucas

Sociology Studies

Sociology studies are uniquely suited to help students develop the skills needed for a successful career in a fast-changing, increasingly global, diverse, and technology driven 21st Century society. Sociologists study social life, social change, diverse communities and their interactions, and they use scientific methods to find empirical answers to complex social questions. Studying sociology can help foster creativity, innovation, critical thinking, analytic problem solving and communication skills. Sociology therefore prepares students for a wide variety of careers in several employment sectors including business, community services, health services, higher education, law, publishing, social services and teaching, Careers for Sociology Majors — Sociology (ucdavis.edu).

At Tunxis Community College, students are not only taught the fundamentals of sociological theory and basic research methodology to analyze the social world in which they live in but they are taught to look at the world critically and through a broader lens. Students are also offered experiential learning opportunities such as service learning. Through academically structured volunteer service assignments, students gain an understanding of the local community and the diversity of groups within the community. Tunxis Community College also offers its students the opportunity to be involved in the Community Outreach Club whose mission is to make a difference in their community by being of service to others and creating social change.

For students who plan to transfer to complete the requirements for a bachelor of arts degree in sociology at one of the four Connecticut state universities or Charter Oak State College, enrolling in the college’s Sociology Studies Transfer Ticket degree pathway program is a good choice. By entering this program, students are able to start their coursework at Tunxis Community College and take advantage of its high-quality instruction and more affordable community college tuition and fees. Upon completion of the CSCU Pathways Transfer: Sociology Studies associate degree, students are guaranteed full junior status and can complete a bachelor’s degree in their major without losing any credits or being required to take extra credits or incur additional expenses.

Please see below for a list of the majors offered at the five Connecticut State Universities:
At Central Connecticut State University:     Sociology, B.A.
At Eastern Connecticut State University:    Sociology, B.A.
At Southern Connecticut State University:  Sociology, B.A.
At Western Connecticut State University:   Anthropology/Sociology, B.A.
At Charter Oak State College:                   General Studies – Sociology Concentration, B.A.


Dr. Marie Clucas
Professor of Sociology


Contact: Marie Clucas

A merger of Connecticut's 12 community colleges is underway. As a part of this merger, modifications will be made to academic programs. Students who do not complete their programs by the end of the Spring 2023 term will be matched with the Connecticut State Community College (CT State) program that most closely aligns with the student's Spring 2023 program and is offered at the current Tunxis Community College location. The College is committed to students completing their education with a minimum of disruption. Further details can be found and will be updated on the Frequently Asked Questions page: ct.edu/ctstate/academics.