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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.

Required Core Courses (10 units)

Course Number Course Title Units C-ID Descriptor
SOCI 001 Introduction to Sociology 3 units SOCI 110
SOCI 002 Social Problems 3 units SOCI 115
MATH 010/H Elementary Statistics or Honors 4 units MATH 110

List A (6 units)

Any two of the following courses.

Course Number Course Title Units C-ID Descriptor
SOCI 003 Social Psychology: A Sociological Perspective 3 units PSY 170
SOCI 020 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 3 units SOCI 150
SOCI 028 Sociology of Gender 3 units SOCI 140
SOCI 040 Marriage and Family Sociology 3 units SOCI 130

List B: Any one of the following courses (3 units)

Or any course from List A not already used.

Course Number Course Title Units C-ID Descriptor
SOCI 45 Sociology of Human Sexuality 3 units  

Major Requirements: 19 units

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

Elective Units As Needed To Total 60 CSU Transferable Units

Fall, Year 1 (6 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
SOCI 001 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
SOCI 003 Social Psychology: A Sociological Perspective 3 units
OR
SOCI 020 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 3 units
OR
SOCI 028 Sociology of Gender 3 units
OR
SOCI 040 Marriage and Family Sociology 3 units

Spring, Year 1 (7 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
SOCI 002 Social Problems 3 units
MATH 010/H Elementary Statistics/Honors 4 units

Fall, Year 2 (3 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
SOCI 003 Social Psychology: A Sociological Perspective 3 units
OR
SOCI 020 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 3 units
OR
SOCI 028 Sociology of Gender 3 units
OR
SOCI 040 Marriage and Family Sociology units

Spring, Year 2 (3 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
SOCI 003 Social Psychology: A Sociological Perspective 3 units
OR
SOCI 020 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 3 units
OR units
SOCI 028 Sociology of Gender 3 units
OR
SOCI 040 Marriage and Family Sociology 3 units
OR
SOCI 045 Sociology of Human Sexuality 3 units

The Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) is intended for students who plan to transfer and complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing this transfer degree:

  • will earn an Associate’s Degree from West Valley College
  • are guaranteed admission to a campus in the CSU system
  • will be prepared to start upper division coursework at the CSU
  • will not need to complete more than 60 units after transfer

CSUs with Similar Majors

A complete and up-to-date listing of the similar CSU majors can be found by visiting adegreewithaguarantee.com

For more information, please speak with a counselor from Counseling or Transfer.

Important Notes

  • Completion of 60 CSU-transferable semester units with an overall GPA of at least 2.0
  • While a minimum of 2.0 GPA is required for CSU admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
  • Completing courses prior to transfer that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals requirement as part to the CSU GE-B or IGETC is highly recommended.

Learn more about Associate Degree for Transfer at West Valley College.

Last Updated 8/11/21