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

  • Describe the major sociological theories and apply them to a variety of social phenomena.
  • Demonstrate how social structures, institutions, cultural practices, and social inequality have influenced their personal lives.

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.

Program Requirements

Select one of the following General Education patterns:
California State University General Education (CSU-GE) *
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) **
SOC 001Introduction to Sociology *3
SOC 002Social Problems *3
SOC 010Sociology of Gender3
SOC 026Marriage and Family Life3
SOC 043Sociology of Deviance3
or ETHN 010 Introduction to Ethnic Studies and Social Justice Studies
SSCI 025Statistics - Social Sciences *4
or MATH 021 Introduction to Statistics
Select additional transferable courses numbered 1-199 to achieve 60 units. The following courses are recommended by the Sociology Department.
ANTH 010Cultural Anthropology3
CHLD 039Child Growth and Development3
ETHN 001Black American Studies3
ETHN 002American Indian Studies3
ETHN 003Chicana and Chicano Studies3
ETHN 004Asian American Studies3
PSY 001General Psychology3
PSY 005Social Psychology3
PSY 010Human Sexuality3
HSRV 122Practices in Human Services/Social Work3

Course(s) meets General Education requirement and 9-12 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).