Associate of Arts for Transfer Degree

The Sociology Associate Degree for Transfer (A.A.-T) is designed for students who intend to pursue a degree in sociology or a related discipline, and who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university. The degree is especially designed for students preparing for transfer into the California State University system but will prepare all students for success in any higher education degree program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Sociology program coursework, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the interrelationships of individuals, social groups, social institutions, culture and society.
  2. Analyze the interaction of individuals, social groups, social institutions, and cultures using social science research methods and major sociological perspectives.
Course Units

Major Core Requirements (10 units)

SOC 102 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
SOC 150 Social Trends and Problems (offered Spring 2016) 3 units
Math 202 Elementary Statistics 4 units
Total Core Requirements 10 units

Major Electives (select 9 units from below)

List A (Select 6 units from below)

SOC/POL 140 Introduction to Race and Ethnicity (RECOMMENDED) 3 units
SOC/POL 160 Globalization (RECOMMENDED)

3 units

SOC 110 Introduction to Marriage and Family (RECOMMENDED)

3 units

SOC 100 Sex, Gender, and Society (RECOMMENDED)

3 units

ADMJ 203 Introduction to Multiculturalism 3 units
ADMJ 112 Introduction to Criminology 3 units
PSY 102 Introduction to Psychology 3 units

List B (Select 3 units from below or use one of the courses from List A -- preferably a Sociology course)

ANTH 100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3 units
GEOG 104 Cultural Geography 3 units
ECE 153 Child, Family and Community 3 units
Total Electives Requirements 9 units

Total Major Requirements

19 units

To earn an A.A.-T in Sociology:

  1. Complete the Major Core Requirements and Major Electives, as outlined above with a minimum grade of “C” or better.
  2. Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework. Students expecting to transfer to a four-year college or university need to complete the CSU Breadth or IGETC requirements.
  3. Complete electives so that major units, plus GE units, plus elective units total sixty (60) units or higher.