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University Transfer Program
60 – 70 transferable units

California State University
University of California
Independent Colleges and Universities

Program Overview

The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer will prepare students for transfer into bachelor's degree programs in sociology and similar majors. Students completing this program will be able to identify, discuss, and differentiate the major concepts and theories of sociology; apply sociological theories and tools to a broad range of problems and scenarios at a basic level; and analyze and evaluate the sociological context of at least two specific areas of sociology.

The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer prepares students for transfer into bachelor's degree programs in sociology and similar areas at a CSU campus and guarantees admission to the CSU system. The AA-T degree also requires completion of 60 transfer semester units, a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0, and completion of the CSU GE-breadth or IGETC.

Program Requirements

Major Requirements
Required Core Courses: 9-10 units Units
SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
SOCI 105 Social Problems 3 units
MATH 200 Elementary Probability and Statistics 4 units
PSYC 121 Basic Statistical Concepts 3 units
Required Selective Courses: 6 units from Group A: select two courses from the following: Units
SOCI 110 Courtship, Marriage and the Family 3 units
SOCI 121 Introduction to Research Methods 3 units
SOCI 141 Race and Ethnic Relations 3 units
SOCI 160 Sociology of Sex and Gender 3 units
PSYC 300 Social Psychology 3 units
Required Selective Courses: 3 units from Group B. Units
Any Group A course not used above 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 22
General Education - certified completion of one of the following:
  • California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth),
  • OR
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC/CSU) pattern
Elective courses: If applicable, additional courses to meet the minimum 60 CSU transferable units requirement.

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Requirements for more information.