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Humanities and Social Sciences Division
Sociology introduces students to the systematic and scientific study of human relations and social structures which emphasizes the interaction between personality, culture and society. The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer degree requires students to use sociological theories and research to evaluate the basic dimensions of social inequality and social change, and assess how social forces shape, guide and influence individual and group behavior. Students will acquire the foundational knowledge necessary to pursue post-secondary degrees in sociology and a variety of specializations in the field. The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer degree is designed to assist students in seamlessly transferring to a CSU major in Sociology.
To earn an Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer degree, a student must complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU system that consist of the IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of 18 units more. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.