Sociology Associate of Arts Transfer Degree
Sociology is both a scientific and humanistic discipline. Sociologists examine the systems of social action including single social acts, social relationships, organizations, institutions, communities, and societies. Through analyses of society, its groups, institutions, and processes, sociologists attempt to understand and predict human behavior. The study of sociology prepares students for further study of and careers in social work, probation, corrections, human services, law enforcement, research, public policy, law and education.
The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. To earn a Sociology this AA-T degree, students must meet the following requirements:
- completion of the following major requirements with grades of C or better;
- completion of 60 CSU transferable semester units with a grade point average of a least 2.0; and
- certified completion of the CSU General Education-Breadth (CSU-GE) or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) for CSU, which requires a minimum of 39 units.
It is highly recommended that students complete courses that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals requirement as part of CSUGE or IGETC before transferring to a CSU.
Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution and major in sociology should consult with a counselor regarding the transfer process and lower division requirements. Completion of CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC for the UC or CSU is required in addition to the major requirements listed below.
|SOC 100||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|or SOC 100H||Introduction to Sociology - Honors|
|SOC 110||Social Problems||3|
|or SOC 110H||Social Problems - Honors|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|PSYCH 105||Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences||4|
|ECON 208||Business and Economic Statistics||4|
|MATH 108||Introduction to Probability and Statistics||4|
|List A - Select two of the following or any required core course not already used:|
|SOC 130||Family Sociology||3|
|SOC 135||Introduction to Crime||3|
|SOC 141||Race and Ethnic Relations||3|
|SOC 145||Sociology of Gender||3|
|List B - Select one of the following or any course not used from List A:|
|ANTHRO 102||Cultural Anthropology||3|
|or ANTHRO 102H||Cultural Anthropology - Honors|
|PSYCH 100||General Psychology||3|
|or PSYCH 100H||General Psychology - Honors|
|SOC 120||Health and Social Justice||3|
|SOC 150||Aging and the Life Course||3|
|Total Units That May Be Double Counted||12|
|General Education (CSU-GE or IGETC) Units||37-39|
|Elective (CSU Transferable) Units||3-16|
See Section on Degree, Certificate, and Transfer Information for additional information on the Associate Degrees for Transfer.
To earn an SBVC Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) students must complete one of the following general education patterns:
Program Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of the sociological perspective through the analysis of social life evaluated by written or objective assessments
- Demonstrate understanding of the major sociological perspectives through the analysis of social institutions evaluated by written or objective assessments