Department of Sociology and Social Work
The Department of Sociology and Social Work is a supportive community of committed faculty, staff and experienced sociology and social work practitioners who prepare students to make a positive impact on the lives of others. We are committed to excellence in education and our graduates are prepared to transfer to four-year colleges and universities with programs in Sociology, Social Work, Social Justice, Criminology, Aging Studies, Gender Studies, and related disciplines.
Through the study of sociology and social work, students gain access to concrete skills that are relevant to a broad range of rewarding careers. These skills enhance the student’s ability to assess new and unfamiliar situations, to select and apply qualitative and/or quantitative techniques in solving practical problems in creative ways, and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. All majors are required to take courses in Sociology, Social Problems, Statistics, and/or Research Methods.
The Department offers the following degrees/certificates:
- Sociology Associate Degree for Transfer
- Social Work and Human Services Associate Degree for Transfer
- Social Justice Studies: General
- Social Justice Studies: Gender and Sexuality
- Aging Studies Certificate
- Cannabis Studies Associate in Arts Degree
- Law, Public Policy, and Society Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer
Social Justice Statement of Solidarity with Racial Equality Movements
The Fullerton College Sociology and Social Work Department is committed to an environment that values and respects people of all races, socioeconomic and educational backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, cultural backgrounds, religions, abilities, ages, and nationalities. Department members will demonstrate our commitment to diversity through our teaching, scholarship, and service to the campus and communities beyond. As a community, we oppose all expressions of bigotry and hate. In line with the American Sociological Association (ASA) and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), we are proud of and support our community members who have been standing up against recent expressions of bigotry, racism, white supremacy, and hatred on our campus, community, and larger society.