Sociology focuses on patterns of human behavior within social contexts, seeking to understand both the forces that mold us as individuals and the elements that govern our social existence. Sociology’s subject arena ranges from the intimate family to the hostile mob, from crime to religion, from the divisions of race, gender, and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture. Courses offered in the curriculum may be taken to fulfill general education requirements in the social sciences; and they may be applied toward a major in sociology for the Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer.
The associate degree for transfer student completion requirements (stated in SB1440 law) are as follows:
Complete 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU transferable units.
Obtain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0
Complete and obtain certification of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.
Complete 18 semester units in the major.
All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of C or better.