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University Transfer Program
60–70 transferable units

California State University
University of California
Independent Colleges and Universities

Program Overview

This degree option provides students with both an introduction to the wide range of issues facing contemporary society and the tools to analyze these issues critically. Depending on the student's focus, this degree offers transfer possibilities into such majors as Communications, Environmental Studies, Ethnic Studies, Sociology, and Social Services. Note: most courses listed in this major can also be used to meet requirements for the California State University General Education or IGETC.

Interdisciplinary Studies (AA) Requirements

Major Requirements
Required Core Courses: 6 units. At least 6 units of courses that introduce students to major disciplines in the social sciences. The 6 units of courses must be selected from the following options and include at least two different discipline areas: Units
BUS. 100 Introduction to Business 3 units
COMM 110 Public Speaking 3 units
ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 units
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics 3 units
GEOG 110 Cultural Geography 3 units
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3 units
PSYC 300 Social Psychology 3 units
SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
Required Selective Courses: 3 units. At least 3 units of courses in statistics or critical thinking, selected from the following: Units
ENGL 165 Composition, Argument, and Critical Thinking 3 units
MATH 200 Elementary Probability and Statistics 4 units
PHIL 103 Critical Thinking 3 units
PSYC 121 Basic Statistical Concepts 3 units
Required Selective Courses: 9 units. At least 9 units of courses that explore particular issues facing contemporary society. The 9 units of courses must be selected from the following options and include at least two different discipline areas: Units
ARCH 100 Survey of Modern Architecture 3 units
BIOL 102 Environmental Science and Conservation 3 units
BIOL 195 Biology Field Laboratory 1 unit
DGME 100 Media in Society 3 units
DGME 102 Media Law and Ethics 3 units
PHIL 244 Introduction to Ethics: Contemporary Social and Moral Issues 3 units
PLSC 130 International Relations 3 units
PLSC 215 Contemporary Issues In American Politics 3 units
SOCI 105 Social Problems 3 units
SOCI 141 Race and Ethnic Relations 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 18

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.