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Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer (AA-T in Sociology) is a 60 unit program which provides students the lower division coursework required for transfer to a CSU institution for the major in Sociology. Students must complete the following requirements: 1. 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units 2. the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. 3. a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district. 4. obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0. 5. earn a grade of C or P or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis

Major Core Requirements (10 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
SOCI001Introduction to Sociology3 units
Select one:

Social Problems
Honors Social Problems

3 units
3 units
Select one:

Elementary Statistics
Honors Elementary Statistics

4 units
4 units

Major Electives List A (6 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
SOCI003Social Psychology: A Sociological Perspective3 units
SOCI012Introduction to Research Methods3 units
SOCI020Sociology of Race and Ethnicity3 units
SOCI028Sociology of Gender3 units
SOCI040Marriage and Family Sociology3 units

Major Electives List B (or any course not used above) (3 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
SOCI045Sociology of Human Sexuality3 units

Total Major Units: 19 units

CSU transferable electives courses are required when the major units plus transfer GE units total is less than 60.

Upon successful completion of this program a student 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.
Last Updated 7/19/23