Sociology Associate in Arts for 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 this Sociology AA-T degree, students must meet the following requirements:
- completion of the following major requirements with a minimum grade of "C" (or "P");
- 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 CSU-GE 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|
|PSYCH 105||Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences||4|
|or ECON 208||Business and Economic Statistics|
|or MATH 108||Introduction to Probability and Statistics|
|List A - Two courses from the following:|
|PSYCH 201||Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences||4|
|SOC 130||Family Sociology||3|
|SOC 141||Race and Ethnic Relations||3|
|or SOC 141H||Race and Ethnic Relations - Honors|
|or ETHS 141||Race and Ethnic Relations|
|or ETHS 141H||Race and Ethnic Relations - Honors|
|SOC 145||Sociology of Gender||3|
|SOC 135||Introduction to Crime||3|
|List B - One course from the following (or any course not used from List A):|
|SOC 150||Aging and the Life Course||3|
|SOC 120||Health and Social Justice||3|
|or ETHS 120||Health and Social Justice|
|Total Units That May Be Double Counted||9-15|
|General Education (CSU-GE or IGETC) Units||37-39|
|Elective (CSU Transferable) Units||12-17|
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 an understanding of the sociological perspective through the analysis of social life evaluated by written or objective assessments.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the major sociological perspectives through the analysis of social institutions evaluated by written or objective assessments.