Sociology Degree


Associate Degrees

Sociology – AA-T Degree

The Associate in Arts Degree in Sociology for Transfer is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer with junior status and priority admission to their local CSU campus to a program or major in Sociology or similar major for completion of a baccalaureate degree.

Students are required to complete:
Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University (CSU) General Education – Breadth Requirements.
(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.

Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must earn a C (or “P”) or better for each course in the major or area of emphasis.

No more than 60 semester units are required.

The Associate in Arts Degree in Sociology for Transfer will also assist Sociology major students to transfer to a U.C. or other baccalaureate institutions. Students are advised to consult with a counselor to verify transfer requirements.

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:
1. Outline the research process and describe the different methods used within the discipline of sociology.
2. Distinguish among, and describe, different systems of social stratification, and analyze how these systems
create social inequality.
3. Observe, describe, and sociologically analyze contemporary social problems, their causes, and solutions

Career Options: International Relations, Health Care, Urban Social Work, City Management, Business, Criminal Justice, Community-based Research and Social Activism, Local and State Agencies & Education/Administration.