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:

  • 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 apply empirical research to human behavior

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.
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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/H Social Problems or Honors 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 12 Introduction to Research Methods 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 or Honors 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 8/11/21