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Community & Environmental Sociology




Other/Related Variations

·       Community & Environment Sociology

·       Developmental Sociology



Degree Type/Duration

Degrees will most often be found as Sociology degrees, although, some schools offer this specific major.

·       Associate’s Degree (2 years)

·       Bachelor’s Degree (4 years)

·       Master’s Degree (Varies)

·       Doctorate Degree (Varies)




Sociologists study how behavior interacts with the organization of society. Students will study a large area of topics including agricultural food systems, environmental sociology, demography, science and technology, and community development.


Coursework may cover the following areas: Sociology, Food, Culture and Society, Natural Resources, Gender and Work in Rural America, Issues in Food Systems, Design and Analysis, Research



Potential Career Paths


·       Agricultural Legal Assistant

·       Agricultural Literacy and Advocacy Specialist

·       Communications Specialist

·       Extension Youth Program Coordinator



Additional Opportunities/Recommendations

·       Additional certifications available

·       Community involvement

·       Internship or work experience related to community organizations or environmental groups

·       Non-profit organization involvement

·       Study abroad

·       Volunteer work experience

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