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Sociology, Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer (AA-T)

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Banner Code: 1_AAT_SOC
Control Number: 30591

Students graduating with an Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer Degree are well positioned to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in a similar major within the California State University system with 60 units of upper-division coursework. Students who complete the Sociology AA-T degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. While a minimum 2.0 is required for CSU admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult a counselor for more information.

The Sociology program provides students with a core curriculum that instills the knowledge, skills, and practices of sociological content, theory, and methodology. In addition to helping students meet general education and core requirements for transfer to an upper-level Sociology program or to fulfill co-curricular requirements for other disciplines, the courses are also designed to help students understand the structure, processes, and functions of society, the key theoretical approaches and insights that inform sociology, and the role of social theory and research methods in understanding society. Further, the program seeks to foster critical and systemic thinking and increase self-knowledge and awareness of the diversity of the human condition.

Program Outcomes

  1. Use one of the three main sociological perspectives to explain the development of a social inequality.
  2. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of various sociological methods.
  3. Students will be eligible and prepared for admission (SB 1440 and Education Code 66746) to California State University system schools.

Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  1. Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units.
  2. Minimum GPA of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework. While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors require a higher GPA. Consult with a counselor for more information.
  3. Completion of a minimum of 18-semester units in the major as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  4. Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU General Education Breadth — Option 2) OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC — Option 3).
Course Title Units
Required Courses
Core Courses
SOC A100/A100HIntroduction to Sociology3
List A
Select two of the following:6-7
Introduction to Statistics
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
Analysis of Social Problems
Introduction to Research Methods
List B
Select two courses from List A not yet taken or of the following:6-7
Introduction to Gender Studies
Introduction to Dating, Relationships, and Marriage
Introduction to Race and Ethnicity
List C
Select one course from above not yet taken or of the following:3-4
Cultural Anthropology
Anthropology of Nonverbal Behavior
Men, Women, and Communication
Contemporary Ethnic America
The Ethnic Family
Women, Politics, and Inequality
Program Major Units18-21
CSU or IGETC for CSU 37-39
Transferable electives as needed to satisfy unit requirementVaries
Total Degree Units 60