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Sociology, Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

Banner code: 2_AAT_SOC
Financial aid: Eligible 

The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer degree focuses on human interaction at the macro/structural level and the micro/interactive level. Students will learn processes of creation and maintenance of social order, as well as social dynamics, with primary emphasis on cultural diversity. Application of sound theoretical principles and obtaining adequate empirical support are stressed. Completion of this major will provide a solid foundation for people interested in a wide variety of careers, including: social welfare, gerontology, urban planning, business, education, and public health. Students will be prepared for a baccalaureate degree in Sociology.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Understand various social contexts and be able to communicate effectively within each environment.
  2. Use critical thinking skills to apply theoretical constructs to human interaction.
  3. Use methodological skills to test theoretical constructs, providing support for theories or disproving them.
  4. Build on the work of other social scientists in the understanding of human interaction in the creation and maintenance of social order.
  5. Understand processes and effects of social change.

Associate Degree for Transfer Graduation Requirements

Associate Degrees for Transfer require students to meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of degree-applicable courses,
  • Minimum overall grade point average of 2.0,
  • Minimum grade of “C” (or “P”) for each course in the major, and
  • Completion of IGETC and/or CSU GE-Breadth.

Students should consult a GWC counselor in order to select the best pathway to meet their educational goals. For students who intend to transfer, the choice of general education will be specific to both their major and transfer institution.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
SOC G100Introduction To Sociology3
SOC G185Analysis of Social Problems3
MATH G160Introduction To Statistics4
SOC G110Introduction To Marriage And The Family3
SOC G133Racial And Ethnic Relations In America3
Choose one of the following:3
PSYC G100Introduction To Psychology3
ANTH G100Introduction To Cultural Anthropology3
GEOG G185Human Geography3
Major Total19
GE Pattern (CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC)37-39
Total units that may be double-counted12
Transferable electives (as needed to reach 60 units) 114-16
Total Units60