Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer (AA-T)

Division: Social Sciences

This degree is designed to prepare students for a seamless transition to a California State University. Students completing this degree will have an introductory foundation for the field of Sociology through the study of facts, principles, and theories that pertain to basic sociological issues. Students will acquire the ability to analyze and interpret qualitative and quantitative sociological data, communicate effectively about social issues, and identify group/cultural influences. Additionally they will acquire sociological topics from a scientific perspective, using systematic investigation and critical thinking methods.

Program Outcomes

  • Recognize and distinguish sociological principles in the observation of groups of people. Through learned awareness, students will demonstrate the ability to critique behavior through developed sociological observation.
  • Demonstrate and articulate the fundamental concepts of sociological research, fundamental assumptions, central ideas and dominant criticisms of the sociology field.

Transfer & Career Opportunities

This Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer (AA-T) Degree is intended to meet the lower division requirements for Sociology for all CSU campuses. Students planning to transfer to institutions other than the CSU are encouraged to consult and a COS counselor for program planning and course selection. Most common career opportunities with a baccalaureate degree include: law, public administration, social services, applied research, leadership and management in non-profit organizations.

General Education (37-39 Units)37-39
Select one of the following General Education patterns:
California State University General Education (CSU-GE) *
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) **
Required Major Courses (10 Units)10
Introduction to Sociology *
Social Problems *
Statistics - Social Sciences *
Introduction to Statistics
Restricted Electives - List A (6 Units)6
Select two of the following courses:
Marriage and Family Life *
Sociology of Gender *
Social Psychology *
Restricted Electives - List B (3 Units)3
Select one of the following courses:
Cultural Anthropology *
Human Sexuality *
Sociology of Deviance *
Electives (13-17 Units)13-17
Select additional transferable courses numbered 1-199 to achieve 60 units

Course(s) meets General Education requirement and 12-15 units may be double counted above in 1A (CSU GE). 


9-12 units may be double counted above in 1B (IGETC-CSU). IGETC-CSU requires completion of IGETC AREA 1C.

The Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer requirements include completion of the 60 unit program defined above with at least 12 units taken in residence at College of the Sequoias with a “C” (2.0) average and a “C” or better grade in all required major and restricted electives courses (see Transfer Information and Requirements for additional details).