Transfer Information

Common university majors related to the field of Sociology include:

Behavioral Science, Community Studies, Gerontology, Law, Policy Analysis, Social Ecology, Social Science, Sociology, Social Work, Counseling.

Course Requirements for Transfer Students

Students who plan to transfer to a four year college or university and earn a bachelor's degree in this discipline should consult with a counselor or visit the Transfer/Career Center to determine the appropriate major preparation courses for their specific transfer institution and major. Transfer students may also earn an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences with an emphasis. This degree may be individually tailored to each student's specific transfer requirements in order to provide the most efficient path to transfer. More information on transfer programs and procedures is available in the Transfer Programs section of the catalog.

Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer Degree:

The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer Degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in Sociology or a related major in the California State University (CSU) system. It is accepted by some but not all CSU campuses. Students who complete this degree and transfer to a participating CSU campus will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree. It may not be appropriate preparation for students transferring to a CSU campus that does not accept the degree. Students who plan to complete this degree should consult a counselor for additional information about participating CSU campuses as well as university admission, degree and transfer requirements.

It is strongly recommended that students consult with a counselor to determine which general education option is most appropriate for their individual educational goals.

COURSES REQUIRED FOR THE MAJORUNITS
SOCO 101, Principles of Sociology3
Select two of the following courses:
(It is recommended that students select courses that meet lower division major preparation requirements for their transfer university.) 
SOCO 110, Contemporary Social Problems3
PSYC 258, Behavioral Statistics or
MATH 119, Elementary Statistics
3
Select two of the following courses if not selected above:
(It is recommended that students select courses that meet lower division major preparation requirements for their transfer university.)
GEND 101 Introduction to Gender Studies
 3
PSYC 258, Behavioral Statistics or
MATH 119, Elementary Statistics 
 3
PSYC 166 Introduction to Social Psychology  3
SOCO 110 Contemporary Social Problems  3
SOCO 125 Sociology of the Family  3
SOCO 201 Advanced Principles of Sociology  3
Select one course from the following if not selected above:
(It is recommended that students select courses that meet lower division major preparation requirements for their transfer university.) 
ADJU 101 Introduction to Administration of Justice  3
ANTH 103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology  3
BLAS 140A History of the U.S., Black Perspectives  3
BLAS 140B History Of The U.S., Black Perspectives  3
CHIC 141A United States History from a Chicano Perspective  3
CHIC 141B United States History from a Chicano Perspective  3
ENGL 105 Composition and Literature  3
ENGL 205 Critical Thinking and Intermediate Composition  3
GEND 101 Introduction to Gender Studies 3
GEOG 102 Cultural Geography  3
HIST 109 History of the United States I  3
HIST 110 History of the United States II  3
HIST 115A History of the Americas I  3
HIST 115B History of the Americas II  3
HIST 123 U.S. History from the Asian Pacific American Perspective  3
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics or  3
PSYC 258 Behavioral Science Statistics  3
PHIL 100 Logic and Critical Thinking  3
PHIL 205 Critical Thinking and Writing in Philosophy  3
POLI 102 The American Political System  3
PSYC 101 General Psychology  3
PSYC 166 Introduction to Social Psychology  3
SOCO 110 Contemporary Social Problems  3
SOCO 125 Sociology of the Family  3
SOCO 201 Advanced Principles of Sociology  3
Total = 18

NOTE: It is recommended that students intending to transfer to San Diego State University (SDSU) in the Sociology major should complete the courses marked with a “#”. Students intending to transfer into this major at other CSUs should consult a counselor and visit www.assist.org for guidance on appropriate coursework.

Award Notes:

NOTE: It is recommended that students intending to transfer to San Diego State University (SDSU) in the Sociology major should complete the courses marked with a “#”. Students intending to transfer into this major at other CSUs should consult a counselor and visit www.assist.org for guidance on appropriate coursework.

Additional Notes:
* This course also fulfills general education requirements for the CSU GE or IGETC pattern.
# This course fulfills SDSU lower division preparation for the major in Sociology, under the TMC.
## It is recommended that students intending to transfer to SDSU in Sociology should complete one American Institutions course.

General Education: In addition to the courses listed above, students must complete one of the following general education options:

The IGETC pattern (page 106) is accepted by all CSU campuses and most UC campuses and majors. It is also accepted by some private/independent or out of state universities.

The CSU GE pattern (page 113) is accepted by all CSU campuses and some private/independent or out of state universities. It is not accepted by the UC system.

It is strongly recommended that students consult with a counselor to determine which general education option is most appropriate for their individual educational goals.

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 CSU-transferable units required for the degree.

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

Completion of 60 CSU-transferable semester units. No more than 60 units are required.

Minimum grade point average (GPA) af at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some CSU campuses and majors may require a higher GPA. Please see a counselor for more information.

Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in an “AA-T” or “AS-T” major (see list below). All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE; see page 113 for more information); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum pattern (IGETC; see page 106 for more information).