Program Overview

The Associate in Arts Sociology for Transfer is intended for students interested in transferring to a CSU with a major in Sociology. Students completing an AA-T degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that accepts the AA-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. Sociology is a systematic, scientific study of societies, their composition, structure, and transformation. Our Sociology courses are intended to strengthen students' skills to analyze social inequality, structure of power, and the processes and outcomes of economic, social, and cultural marginalization. Students completing this program will be equipped with Sociological Imagination that enables them to critically analyze their everyday personal experiences in relation to the larger social structure. A major in sociology will offer a preparation to students planning upper-division work in sociology, psychology, political science, and other fields of social sciences. In addition, a sociological education is an excellent background for occupational training in law, medicine, business, education, law enforcement, and social work. It is also an ideal choice for students considering careers in the private sector, government, and non-profit organizations.

Program Requirements

Required Core (9-10 units) Units
SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
Select two from the following: (6 - 7 units) Units
SOCI 105 Contemporary Social Issues 3 units
SOCI 129 Introduction to Research Methods 3 units
MATH 200 Elementary Probability & Statistics 4 units
PSYC 171 Quantitative Reasoning in Psychology 3 units
List A: Select two from the list below or any required Core course not already used: (6 units) Units
SOCI 110 Courtship, Marriage and Family 3 units
SOCI 141 Race and Ethnicity 3 units
SOCI 160 Sociology of Sex and Gender 3 units
List B: Select one from the list below or any course not already used above: (3 units) Units
ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology 3 units
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 18 - 19

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.

Up to a total of 9-12, major course units may be double counted to apply to meet general education requirements. This degree does not require the Skyline College Associate Degree requirements.

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