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Sociology for Transfer (AA-T)

The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer (AA-T) degree is designed to facilitate transfer to a California State University in keeping with SB 1440. A total of 19-20 units are required to fulfill the major portion of this degree. This degree reflects the Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC) supported by the Statewide Academic Senate. Students must also complete the California State University (CSU) General Education Breadth requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) (see the “General Education Requirements and Transfer Information” section of the catalog). Students planning to transfer to SDSU should consult with a counselor.

The following requirements must be met to be awarded an Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer (AA-T) degree:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirement.
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students are also required to earn a “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in all courses required for the major.

Sociology is the study of human social life. It is a broad discipline, grounded in science, with many applications for daily life. A major in sociology offers a rigorous preparation to students planning undergraduate and graduate work in sociology, political science, and other social and behavioral sciences. In addition, sociological education is an excellent background for professional training in law, business, education, and social work. Majoring in sociology provides a solid liberal education, and it is an excellent choice for undergraduates who are planning careers in the private sector, government, and non-profit organizations.

The Program-level Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) below are outcomes that students will achieve after completing specific degree / certificate requirements in this program. Students will:

  1. Identify, explain, and compare and contrast the major theoretical perspectives in sociology.
  2. Identify and explain the principles of social scientific research methodology.
  3. Explain sociologically inequalities of class, race, ethnicity, gender, and age in modern and pre-modern societies. Use SPSS for the analysis of quantitative data.

Associate Degree Major Requirements

Required Core
SOC-120Introductory Sociology3
SOC-130Contemporary Social Problems3
Select one of the following:4
Elementary Statistics
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
List A
Select two of the following:6-7
Any List A course not used above or
Introduction to Race & Ethnicity
Introduction to Race & Ethnicity
Marriage, Family, and Alternate Lifestyles
Social Psychology
Social Psychology
Sex and Gender Across Cultures
Research Methods in Psychology
List B
Select one of the following:3
Any course from List A or List B not used above or
Cultural Anthropology
Human Geography: The Cultural Landscape
Human Sexuality
Latinx Communities in the United States
Latinx Communities in the United States
Units in the major19-20
Plus General Education Requirements (CSU GE or IGETC)37-39
Total Units60

Complete transferable units as needed to reach 60.

Students completing IGETC may be awarded the degree, but they must complete a course from Area 1C: Oral Communication to meet CSU admission requirements