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Sociology for Transfer (AA-T)

This degree program is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of human interaction, social processes, social structures, and tools of sociological investigation. Students completing this degree may be interested in pursuing careers in teaching, research, social work, and other behavioral science professions.

The following is required for the AA-T in Sociology for Transfer degree:

  1. Minimum of 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units.
  2. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework.
  3. Minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major.
  4. A grade of “C” or higher or “Pass” in all courses required for the major.
  5. Certified completion of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) Breadth pattern OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern; see Degree Requirements and Transfer Information section for more information. Note: If following IGETC, IGETC-CSU must be followed for admission to a CSU.

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • Evaluate society and make appropriate suggestions for improvement directed at social change.
  • Analyze and interpret the diversity of social experience using a sociological perspective.
  • Engage in critical thinking, analysis and problem solving about social issues.
  • Employ theoretical and methodological approaches to sociological observations of everyday life.
  • Evaluate the implications of multicultural diversity and global interdependence.

Associate in Arts Degree Requirements

Core Curriculum
MATH-160Elementary Statistics4
or PSY-215 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
SOC-120Introductory Sociology3
SOC-130Contemporary Social Problems3
List A
Select two of the following:6
Introduction to Race & Ethnicity
Marriage, Family and Alternative Lifestyles
Social Psychology
Sex and Gender Across Cultures
List B
Select one of the following:3
Cultural Anthropology
Introductory Psychology
Any course not already used in List A
Units in the Major19
12 units may be double counted with GE
Plus General Education Requirements (CSU GE or IGETC-CSU)39/37
Total Transferable Elective Units14/16
Total Units60

Please note: SDSU accepts this degree for students transferring into Sociology B.A.