Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer Degree 2017-2018

(Major # C.7610.AA-T)

Sociology is the scientific, systematic study of human society and social interaction. The sociological perspective is a powerful tool to critically analyze and understand contemporary society at the local, regional, national, and global levels. Sociology focuses on face-to-face social interactions as well as on large-scale social institutions such as economy, politics, education, mass media, religion, and the criminal justice system. Sociology’s subject matter ranges from the intimate family setting to the large, impersonal organization, from the world of work to the world of sport, from social divisions of class, race, and gender to cultural bonds based on shared values and traditions. It emphasizes how individual behavior is influenced by the structure of society and how individual behavior can influence the structure of society. All classes emphasize multicultural and gender issues. A sociology major usually transfers to a four-year institution to complete a Bachelor’s Degree. Because of the broad scope of subject matter, sociology is excellent preparation for a wide range of career paths, including teaching, journalism, law, business, communications, nonprofit management, corrections/law enforcement, social work, and counseling.

Major requirements (19 units minimum)
A grade of “C” or better is required in the following courses:

Required Core:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
SOC 1A Introduction to Sociology 3 SOCI 100
SOC 1B Critical Thinking About Social Problems 3 SOCI 115
or STAT 7
Elementary Statistics 4 MATH 110
List A - Select one course:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
PSY 5 Social Psychology 3 PSY 170
SOC 2 American Minority Groups 3 SOCI 150
SOC 32 Courtship, Marriage, and Divorce:
Family & Interpersonal Relationships
3 SOCI 130
List B - Select one course:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
ANTHRO 2 Cultural Anthropology 3 ANTH 120

Total units for major does not include required general education or pre-requisite courses.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  1. Prepare students with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in the study of sociology.
  2. Provide students with the skills for critical thinking and perceptive reading.
  3. Provide students with the skills for sociological analysis.

To obtain the Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer Degree, students must complete the following requirements:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California StateUniversity, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State UniversityGeneral Education – Breadth requirements.
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined bythe community college district.
  • Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADTs) also require that students must earn a “C” grade or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.


  • Certification of either the California State University General Education Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU version) is required. CSU GE-Breadth and IGETC advising sheets are available in Student Services, AC2-133 or dowload at link below.
  • Courses may double count in the major and CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC.

To see what CSU campuses accept this degree go to

Faculty Advisor: Huigen

2017 - 2018 Sociology for Transfer Printable Major Sheet