Sociology AA-T Degree

The Sociology program provides students with a core curriculum that instills the knowledge, skills, and practices of sociological content, theory, and methodology. In addition to helping students meet general education and core requirements for transfer to an upper-level Sociology program, the courses are designed to help students understand the structure, processes, and functions of society, the key theoretical approaches and insights that inform sociology, and the role of social theory and research methods in understanding society. Further, the program seeks to foster critical and systemic thinking and increase self-knowledge and awareness of the diversity of the human condition.

The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer, also called the Sociology AA-T Degree, requires students to complete 60 CSU transferable units including completion of CSU GE or IGETC and 18-19 units in the major with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Title 5 requires that students must earn a “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. There are no additional graduation requirements.  Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. The Sociology AA-T is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree  are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major.

Course Code Title Units
Required Core Courses
SOC 001Introductory Sociology3
Select 2 courses from the following (6-7 units):6
SOC 002Social Problems3
PSY 025Intro to Research Methods for Soc Sciences3
SOC 003Fundamentals of Statistics (preferred course)3
MATH 014Statistical Methods4
List A - Select 2 courses from the following:
Any Required Core course not already used (3 units)
SOC 004Sociological Analysis& Critical Thinking3
SOC 014Introduction to Race & Ethnicity3
List B
Select one course from the following (3 units):3
Any course not already used above
SOC 015Mexican American Culture & Society3
ANTH 002Cultural Anthropology3
PSY 001General Psychology3
Required Subtotal18-19
Select one of the following: 137-39
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 units) 2

Units for the major may be double counted for CSU GE or IGETC, confer with Counselor.


Elective units to reach 60 unit total must be CSU transferable, confer with Counselor.

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (SB 1440).