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The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer (AA-T) is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in Sociology. Sociology is the study of social behavior and human groups and focuses on social relationships, how those relationships influence people’s behavior and beliefs, and how societies develop and change. Students will learn the main theoretical approaches in sociology that explain society on both a micro level through the study of social interaction, and on a macro scale through the study of large social institutions. The curriculum for the Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer is intended to develop critical thinking skills, to explore the diversity of our social world, and to adequately prepare students for transfer to an upper division program in Sociology. The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer allows students the opportunity to meet the lower division transfer requirements for a major in Sociology.



To obtain the AD-T in Sociology, students must complete the following:

  • Maximum of 60 CSU-transferable units with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0. and a grade of “C” or better in all courses required for the major;
  • A minimum of 18 semester units in the major as determined by the community college district; and
  • One of the following general education patterns: the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) pattern of 39 units OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern of 37 units.

Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T)

CourseUnitsFace-to-Face at FECOnlinePre-Req
Program Requirements
SOC 100:
Introduction to Sociology
3Fall 19, Spring 20Fall 19, Spring 20, Summer 20
SOC 110: Social Problems 3Spring 20Fall 19, Spring 20, Summer 20
SOC/PSYC 205: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 4Fall 19, Spring 20Fall 19, Spring 20, Summer 20 MATH 54 or MATH 56 or 60
List A (Select 2 courses-6 units)
SOC/PSYC 105: Marriage, Family and Intimate Relationships3Spring 20Fall 19, Spring 20, Summer 20
SOC 135: Gender and Society3
SOC/AMS/MCS 200: Race, Class, and Ethnic Groups in America3Fall 19, Spring 20
List B (Select one course not already completed from List A or one course from List B-3 units)
SOC 115: Introduction to Women’s Studies3Spring 20
SOC/PSYC 125: Human Sexuality 3Fall 19, Spring 20, Summer 20
SOC 130: Introduction to Sociology of Health3Fall 19, Spring 20
SOC/PSYC 145: Psychology and Sociology of Aging3
SOC/PSYC 165: Self and Society 3
SOC 170: Introduction to Justice Studies3Fall 19, Spring 20, Summer 20
Total Units 19

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