Associate in Arts in Social Justice for Transfer
This CSU transfer-degree program is an interdisciplinary study of social justice. The program will cover philosophical and historical foundations of the social justice concept and movement and examine the socioeconomic, cultural and political conditions of key social groups.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will assess the relationship of economic systems, such as capitalism and socialism, and public policy to social justice.
- Students will explain concepts and theories of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and disability and how they are socially and politically constituted and institutionalized.
- Students will identify the interplay of race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality affecting gender relations and inequality.
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 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 CSU Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (CSU IGETC).
Note: Completing courses that satisfy CSU’s U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals requirement prior to transfer is highly recommended.
Required Core Course (minimum of 9.0 units)
Select one (1)
Complete the following:
Select three courses from at least two of the follow areas (Area 1, Area 2, Area 3, Area 4). Only one course from Area 4 may be used for a total of 9.0 to 12.0 units
Area 1 - History of Government
Area 2 - Arts and Humanities
Area 3 - Social Science
|ECN 001A||Principles of Macroeconomics (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab)||4.0|
|ECN 001B||Principles of Microeconomics (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab)||4.0|
|POL 001||American Government (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|PSY 001||General Psychology (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|PSY 045||Introduction to Human Sexuality (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|SOC 001||Introduction to Sociology (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
|SOC 045||Introduction to Human Sexuality (3.0 Lecture)||3.0|
Area 4 - Quantitative Reasoning and Research methods
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||18.0-21.0|
|GE and electives as needed to reach 60 units.|
|Total required units for the AA-T||60.0|
Ethnic Studies, Labor Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology, and Women's Studies are among the many CSU majors available to students who complete this program.