Get a Sociology Certificate

Are you interested in learning why people behave as they do? In this course you will receive a comprehensive introduction to the field of Sociology, which Oxford Learner’s Dictionary defines as “the scientific study of the nature and development of society and social behavior”.

With information from classic studies and current research in the field of sociology, you will learn what happens when people interact, live with, or work together — and how an individual’s behaviors are influenced by their groups and society. The course covers a wide range of social issues including: aging, crime, culture, education, families, globalization, health, population, race, technology, wealth, work, and more.

What Happens in the Sociology Certificate Course

The Sociology Certificate Course is an online learning program with recommended readings from the textbook (Introduction to Sociology 3e). This course is self-directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.

This part-time Sociology Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 9 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 18 weeks, depending on your schedule.

The Sociology Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 9 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course.

Course Topics

The Sociology Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Sociology Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College).

An Introduction to Sociology

  • What Is Sociology?
  • The History of Sociology
  • Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology
  • Why Study Sociology?

Sociological Research

  • Approaches to Sociological Research
  • Research Methods
  • Ethical Concerns

Culture

  • What is Culture?
  • Elements of Culture
  • High, Low, Pop, Sub, Counter-culture and Cultural Change
  • Theoretical Perspectives on Culture

Society and Social Interaction

  • Types of Societies
  • Theoretical Perspectives on Society
  • Social Constructions of Reality

Socialization

  • Theories of Self-Development
  • Why Socialization Matters
  • Agents of Socialization
  • Socialization Across the Life Course

Groups and Organizations

  • Types of Groups
  • Group Size and Structure
  • Formal Organizations

Deviance, Crime, and Social Control

  • Deviance and Control
  • Theoretical Perspectives on Deviance and Crime
  • Crime and the Law

Media and Technology

  • Technology Today
  • Media and Technology in Society
  • Global Implications of Media and Technology
  • Theoretical Perspectives on Media and Technology

Social Stratification in the United States

  • What is Social Stratification?
  • Social Stratification and Mobility in the United States
  • Global Stratification and Inequality
  • Theoretical Perspectives on Social Stratification

Global Inequality

  • Global Stratification and Classification
  • Global Wealth and Poverty
  • Theoretical Perspectives on Global Stratification

Race and Ethnicity

  • Racial, Ethnic, and Minority Groups
  • Theoretical Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity
  • Prejudice, Discrimination, and Racism
  • Intergroup Relationships
  • Race and Ethnicity in the United States

Gender, Sex, and Sexuality

  • Sex, Gender, Identity, and Expression
  • Gender and Gender Inequality
  • Sexuality

Aging and the Elderly

  • Who Are the Elderly? Aging in Society
  • The Process of Aging
  • Challenges Facing the Elderly
  • Theoretical Perspectives on Aging

Relationships, Marriage, and Familty

  • What Is Marriage? What is a Family?
  • Variations in Family Life
  • Challenges Families Faces

Religion

  • The Sociological Approach to Religion
  • World Religions
  • Religion in the United States

Education

  • Education Around the World
  • Theoretical Perspectives on Education
  • Issues in Education

Government and Politics

  • Power and Authority
  • Forms of Government
  • Politics in the United States
  • Theoretical Perspectives on Government and Power

Work and the Economy

  • Economic Systems
  • Globalization and the Economy
  • Work in the United States

Health and Medicine

  • The Social Construction of Health
  • Global Health
  • Health in the United States
  • Comparative Health and Medicine
  • Theoretical Perspectives on Health and Medicine

Population, Urbanization, and the Environment

  • Demography and Population
  • Urbanization
  • The Environment and Society

Social Movements and Social Change

  • Collective Behavior
  • Social Movements
  • Social Change

What Is Included in the Sociology Certificate Course

This all-inclusive Sociology Certificate Course Online package includes:

  • Registration for the Sociology Certificate Course Online
  • Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance
  • Textbook: Introduction to Sociology 3e (e-book edition)
  • Downloadable Sociology Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
  • (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
  • (Optional) 2024 membership in the IAPO International Organization of Business Professionals for only $2.99 per month

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About a Career as a Sociologist

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, sociologists study human behavior and the effect of social influences on different individuals and groups.

Their research may help administrators and lawmakers to solve social problems and formulate public policy. Sociologists may choose to specialize in a wide range of social topics including: aging, crime (also known as a criminologist), education, families, gender, health, media, race, technology, wealth, work, and more.

Many people with a sociology background become postsecondary or high school teachers. Others find work in related professions such as policy analysts, demographers, and survey researchers.

The median annual wage for sociologists in 2021 was $92,910 or about $45 US per hour, with the top 10% earning more than $135,000 per year or about $65 per hour.

This is a career that requires higher education. Sociologists typically need a master’s degree in sociology, although some entry-level jobs in related fields, such as social services or education, may be available for workers with a bachelor’s degree.

Before investing years of time and thousands of dollars in advanced degrees, an introductory course such as this can give you the opportunity to learn core concepts and gain insight into the field of sociology to help you decide if this is a profession you wish to pursue.

For every student who takes this sociology course from IAP Career College, we make a donation to textbook publisher OpenStax, part of Rice University, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

If IAP Career College has the course that you are looking to take, take it. I hesitated between several career colleges prior and choosing IAP was the best decision I had made. In 4 months, I had already completed 2 certifications and those won’t be my last. It gives you clear insights on the program you wish to learn and the schedule is adaptable to your lifestyle.
Nicole Buenaventura, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • How Much Money Does a Sociologist Make?
    The median annual wage for sociologists in 2021 was $92,910 or about $45 US per hour, with the top 10% earning more than $135,000 per year or about $65 per hour.
  • What Does a Sociologist Do?
    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, sociologists study human behavior and the effect of social influences on different individuals and groups. Their research may help administrators and lawmakers to solve social problems and formulate public policy. Sociologists may specialize in a wide range of social topics including, but not limited to: education and health; crime and poverty; families and population; and gender, racial, and ethnic relations. Many people with a sociology background become postsecondary or high school teachers. Others find work in related professions as policy analysts, demographers, survey researchers, and statisticians.
  • How Do I Become a Sociologist?
    This is a career that requires higher education. Sociologists typically need a master’s degree in sociology, although some entry-level jobs in related fields, such as social services or education, may be available for workers with a bachelor’s degree. Before investing years of time and thousands of dollars in advanced degrees, an introductory course such as this can give you the opportunity to learn core concepts and gain insight into the field of sociology to help you decide if this is a profession you wish to pursue.
  • What is the Sociologist Certificate Course?
    In IAP Career College’s part-time online Sociology Certificate Course you will receive a comprehensive introduction to the field of sociology. You will learn how people’s behavior is influenced by the groups they belong to and the society they live in. You will receive a Sociology Certificate when you successfully complete the course. This online course has a recommended completion date of 9 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 18 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
  • What is IAP Career College?
    The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.