Sociology Degrees

Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer in Sociology

The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer is a 60 unit program which provides lower division education to students planning to transfer to a CSU and major in Sociology. Students completing the program will be able to recognize major dimensions of the diversity of human social experiences, distinguish scientific from non-scientific discourse on human social behavior, distinguish the sociological perspective from other perspectives within the social sciences, and contrast the merits and limitations of various social science research methodologies with emphasis on the role of sampling and surveys in sociological research.

Students must complete the following requirements:

  • 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units.
  • the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.
  • a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district.
  • obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
  • earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Students are not required to complete the information competency requirements, PE requirements or cultural diversity requirements found in other degrees at the College.

Required Core Courses (3 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
SOCI 1 Introduction to Sociology 3 units

List A (7 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
SOCI 2 Social Problems 3 units
MATH 10 Elementary Statistics 4 units

List B (6 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
SOCI 3 Social Psychology: A Sociological 3 units
SOCI 20 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 3 units
SOCI 28 Sociology of Gender 3 units
SOCI 40 Marriage and Family Sociology 3 units

List C (3 units)

Any 1 of the following courses or any courses not used in List B.

Course Number Course Title Units
SOCI 45 Sociology of Human Sexuality 3 units

Major Requirements: 19 units

CSU GE Breadth or IGETC for CSU Requirements: 39 or 37 units

Elective Units As Needed To Total 60 CSU Transferable Units

Associates of Arts Degree in Sociology

A student obtaining an A.A. degree in Sociology will be able to demonstrate critical thinking, analytic problem solving, and communication skills. Students apply these skills to understand diverse communities and their interactions, social change, and/or use scientific methods to find empirical answers to complex social questions.

After completing an A.A. degree in Sociology, students will be able to:

  • Analyze the major dimensions of the diversity of human social experiences using scientific discourse.
  • Identify and distinguish various major theoretical perspectives within sociology and how these differ from other social science disciplines.
  • Evaluate social science research methodologies and/or apply empirical research to human behavior.

This program requires a student to complete a minimum of 21 units, including 18 Sociology course units and a minimum of 3 elective course units.

Required Core Courses (6 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
SOCI 1 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
SOCI 2 Social Problems 3 units

List A - Complete at least 3 of the following courses

Course Number Course Title Units
SOCI 3 Social Psychology: A Sociological Perspective 3 units
SOCI 20 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 3 units
SOCI 28 Sociology of Gender 3 units
SOCI 40 Marriage and Family Sociology 3 units
SOCI 45 Sociology of Human Sexuality 3 units

Elective Courses: Complete a minimum of 3 units

Course Number Course Title Units
ANTH 3/H Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3 units
ECON 1A/H Principles of Macroeconomics or Honors 3 units
AND
ECON 2A/H Principles of Macroeconomics Lab or Honors 1 unit
ECON 1B/H Principles of Microeconomics or Honors 3 units
AND
ECON 2B/H Principles of Microeconomics Lab or Honors 1 unit
GEOG 2 Cultural Geography 3 units
MATH 10/H Elementary Statistics or Honors 3 units
PSYC 1/H General Psychology or Honors 3 units

Total Major Units: 21 units

Last Updated 6/25/20