Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer
The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer (AA-T in Sociology) is designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU institution for students who plan to transfer and complete a CSU major or baccalaureate degree in Sociology. California Community College students who are awarded an Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer (AA-T in Sociology) are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system and given priority admission consideration to their local CSU institution or to a program that is deemed similar to their community college major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or institutions.
The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer (AA-T in Sociology) provides a foundation for understanding many aspects of the social sciences, and assists students in comprehending other behavioral sciences. The required courses offer a basic understanding of how people relate to one another, the types of relationships people form, and various aspects and difficulties of such relationships.
Program Learning Outcomes:
- Students will utilize the basic principles of sociology to analyze the behavior of people functioning in social groups
- Students will compare and contrast group dynamics in formal and informal social groups Students will explain formal and informal rules of social behavior.
- Students will relate social customs and social interactions within specific groups to analysis of how global perspectives affect United States Society.
What is an AA-T?
The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) is intended for student who plan to transfer and complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these transfer degrees:
- will earn an Associate's Degree from Mission College;
- are guaranteed admission to a campus in the CSU system;
- will be prepared to start upper division coursework at the CSU;
- and will not have to complete more than 60 units after transfer.
A complete and up-to-date listing of the similar CSU majors can be found on the
To earn this AA-T, students must meet the following requirements:
- Completion of the following major courses with grades of C or P or better.
- Completion of a maximum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0; and
- Certified completion of either the California State University General Education Breadth pattern (CSU GE-B) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).
Note: Completing courses that satisfy CSU’s U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals requirement prior to transfer is highly recommended.
Required Core Courses
SOC 001H and SOC 002H can be taken in lieu of SOC 001 and SOC 002
AND a Statistics course
List A - Complete two (2) of the following courses
List B - Choose any one of the following courses
|ANT 003||Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|ECN 001A||Principles of Macroeconomics (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab)||4.0|
|POL 001||American Government (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|POL 001H||American Government - Honors (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|PSY 001||General Psychology (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|PSY 001H||General Psychology - Honors (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|SOC 045||Introduction to Human Sexuality (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
For sections with honors courses, select either the honors version or the non-honors version.
Required Units for the Major
|Required unts for the major||18.0-22.0|
|GE and electives as needed to reach 60 units.|
|Total required units for the AA-T||60.0|
Career / Transfer Oppportunities
Career opportunities include the following: sociologist, social worker, instructor, foster care worker, probation officer, urban planner, demography analyst, employment counselor, advocate for endangered children, advocate for disabled adults, and advocate for disadvantaged elderly.