Sociology at Red Rocks Community College

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Merri Mattison shaking hands with President Carter Oct 2013 during Denver's Habitat for Humanity Jimmy Carter work week.

Our program

Sociology is the systematic study of the cultural, institutional, and interactional forces that shape the everyday lives of individuals. Historically, sociologists have primarily concerned themselves with "knowledge production" rather than "knowledge application." In the recent past; however, there has been a shift in emphasis to the application of sociological knowledge in society and the workplace.

As more employers have come to recognize the value of a liberal arts education in sociology, there has been a corresponding growth in applied sociology undergraduate and graduate programs. Sociology courses at Red Rocks Community College, therefore, are geared towards the acquisition of sociological knowledge, the practical application of that knowledge, and the development of a "sociological imagination."

Associate of Arts

In collaboration with Colorado 4-year schools, Colorado has developed a statewide guaranteed transfer program called "gtPathways" to create seamless transfer. Click here for a list of courses that are guaranteed transfer to any Colorado public college or university.

This AA in Sociology Designated Degree will transfer seamlessly to Colorado public colleges or universities.


Careers in Sociology

There are a vast amount of careers that stem from a sociology degree. Click here to see some.

Guaranteed Transfer

Red Rocks Community College is proud to have transfer agreements with some of the best colleges and universities in the state of Colorado. Your AA or AS Degree will transfer to all Colorado public 4-year colleges and universities if you complete your AA or AS degree with a C or better - and the remaining 60 credit hours in a school or arts and sciences at the four-year public institution of your choice. Take a look at our transfer guide.

Tuition Savings

Starting at RRCC makes cents! At about half the cost of a four year university  you will complete all of your general education requirements for the bachelor’s and can take electives geared toward a specific major. By the time you finish your four-year degree you will save a significant amount of money versus attending the first at RRCC and transferring. See current tuition rates and savings here.

Quality Faculty and Small Class Size

At RRCC, we have qualified and accessible faculty with real-world experience, whose primary responsibility is teaching. Our faculty care about our students' success, and with an average class sizes of less than 20 students, you will never be lost in a crowd at RRCC!

Scheduling Options

We offer many scheduling options to fit your busy life so you can complete courses on a more flexible time frame.

Why Choose RRCC?

Deciding where to start your college education is a big decision. Whether you are earning a degree, brushing up on career skills, or seeking life-long learning, you will enjoy an environment of inspiration and support. It is our goal to create an experience that will enrich your life educationally, professionally, and personally to help you succeed!