Social Justice AA-T

Associate in Arts in Social Justice Studies 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 similar major at 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:
  1. Completion of the following major courses with grades of C or P or better.
  2. Completion of 60 CSU-transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0; and
  3. 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).


  • Completing courses that satisfy CSU’s U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals requirement prior to transfer is highly recommended.
  • Requirements here apply to the current catalog year and are subject to change.  Visit DegreeWorks in My Mission Portal to view requirements based your catalog year.

Required Core Course (minimum of 9.0 units)

Select one (1)

Code Class Units
SJS 001 Social Justice (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
SOC 021 Introduction to Race and Ethnicity (3.0 Lecture) 3.0

Complete the following:

Code Class Units
SJS 002 Introduction to Gender Studies (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
SJS 003 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
Support Courses

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
Code Class Units
HIS 033 Women's Issues Past and Present (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
HIS 033H Women's Issues Past and Present - Honors (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
POL 006 Politics of Race, Class and Gender (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
Area 2 - Arts and Humanities
Code Class Units
HUM 016A Hispanic Roots and Culture (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
HUM 018 African-American Culture and Humanities (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
HUM 018H African-American Culture and Humanities - Honors (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
HUM 020 Asian Roots and Culture (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
HUM 022 Introduction to Islam (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
HUM 024 The Asian-American Experience (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
Area 3 - Social Science
Code Class Units
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
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
PSY 045 Introduction to Human Sexuality (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
SOC 001 Introduction to Sociology (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
SOC 001H Introduction to Sociology - Honors (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
SOC 045 Introduction to Human Sexuality (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
Area 4 - Quantitative Reasoning and Research methods
Code Class Units
MAT 010 Elementary Statistics (4.0 Lecture) 4.0
MAT 010H Elementary Statistics - Honors (4.0 Lecture) 4.0
SOC 016 Introduction to Statistics in Social And Behavioral Sciences (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
POL 005 Political Science Research Methodology (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
PSY 015 Introduction to Research Methods (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
PSY 015H Introduction to Research Methods - Honors (3.0 Lecture) 3.0


Required Units for the Major
Required units 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
Career Opportunities:

Ethnic Studies, Labor Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology, and Women's Studies are among the many CSU majors available to students who complete this program.