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)

Any course from List A not already used

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

List C (3 units)

Any 1 of the following courses or any course not used above.

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: 37 – 39 units

Elective Units As Needed To Total 60 CSU Transferable Units

Associates of Arts Degree in Sociology

Core Required Courses

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

List A - Complete at least 3 of the following courses

Course Number Course Title Units
SOCI 2 Social Problems 3 units
SOCI 3 Social Psychology: A Sociological Perspective 3 units
SOCI 20 American Race Relations 3 units
SOCI 40 Marriage and Family 3 units
SOCI 45 Sociology of Human Sexuality 3 units
ANTH 3 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3 units
  Electives from recommended list 6 units

List B - Up to 6 units from the following list may be applied to the major

Course Number Course Title Units
ECON 1A Principles of Macroeconomics 3 units
GEOG 2 Cultural Geography 3 units
HIST 17A United States History 3 units
PSYC 1 General Psychology 3 units
  Additional units to meet graduation requirements  

To be awarded a Sociology A.A. degree, a student must complete:

  • All the major requirements
  • Additional units to meet the college graduation requirements
Last Updated 12/10/19