Cultural and Society

Students in Sociology study society to understand how social situations influence our lives and how we, in turn, shape our society.

Classes examine concepts such as:

  • Crime
  • Culture
  • Diversity
  • Gender
  • Social issues
  • Social movements
  • Social research

Students learn to develop an awareness of global issues and information research skills.

Program Location

Washington Campus 

Program Cost

Associate in Arts: $5,774*

*Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on the tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.

Employment Outlook

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GateWay offers a variety of Sociology courses beginning with SOC101, Introduction to Sociology. This course offers fundamental concepts of social organization, culture, socialization, social institutions and social change and requires no prerequisites. Higher level course topics include:

  • Gender & Society
  • Volunteerism for Sociology: A Service Learning Experience
  • Special Projects (Organized to fit individual student needs)



Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.