Sociology Program at San Jose State University

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Sociology Program

The sociology program at San Jose State University prepares students for careers in defense, social service, schools, software, publishing, and social work in local health agencies, government, and private corporations. The program focuses on the study of human social institutions and social relationships. Program courses include: social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, social institutions, and social problems. Get more details below including other California colleges that offer sociology program.

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Students Enrolled in the Sociology Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. San Jose State University has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree142
Master's Degree8

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male58
Female92

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian19
Black11
Hispanic80
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders1
White27
Multiple Races3
Non Resident Alien1
Unknown8

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Sociology program at San Jose State University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Regulatory Affairs Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate production activities of an organization to ensure compliance with regulations and standard operating procedures.

Sociologists

Description

Study human society and social behavior by examining the groups and social institutions that people form, as well as various social, religious, political, and business organizations. May study the behavior and interaction of groups, trace their origin and growth, and analyze the influence of group activities on individual members.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, sociologists employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -0.7% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Average Hourly Rate: $45.23
    • Average Annual Salary: $94070

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Sociology Programs in California

Sociology programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 29 students completed this program

Programs

  • Sociology (B)

Mission College

Santa Clara, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 19 students completed this program

Programs

  • Sociology (A)

De Anza College

Cupertino, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 10 students completed this program

Programs

  • Sociology (A)

West Valley College

Saratoga, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 27 students completed this program

Programs

  • Sociology (A)

Foothill College

Los Altos Hills, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 58 students completed this program

Programs

  • Sociology (A)

Ohlone College

Fremont, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 14 students completed this program

Programs

  • Sociology (C,A)

Stanford University

Stanford, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 33 students completed this program

Programs

  • Sociology (B,M,D)

Canada College

Redwood City, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 20 students completed this program

Programs

  • Sociology (A)

Notre Dame de Namur University

Belmont, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 10 students completed this program

Programs

  • Sociology (B)

Chabot College

Hayward, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 13 students completed this program

Programs

  • Sociology (A)

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