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Las Positas College is an inclusive, learning-centered, equity-focused environment that offers educational opportunities and support for completion of students' transfer, degree, and career-technical goals while promoting lifelong learning.

Sociology Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T)

About the Program

The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer program prepares students for a seamless transfer a CSU for continued study in sociology and other various fields of social science. Students who complete the program will have a basic understanding of sociological theory, skills and methods relevant to conducting rigorous sociological research, and critical knowledge of various substantive topics of sociology such as race, gender, class, sexuality, family, culture, globalization, and social problems.

Career Opportunities

Sociologists with graduate degrees may teach at the high school, college, or graduate levels. They may also become Research Sociologists in both the public and private sectors and work in areas of public policy, the law, and international studies. Applied Sociologists may work with social service agencies and community programs on behalf of others - often underrepresented or neglected groups.

Program Outcomes

  • Upon completion of AA-T in Sociology, students are able to analyze and describe the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in sociology.
  • Upon completion of AA-T in Sociology, students are able to demonstrate critical thinking and analytic skills in the application of social theoryto solve problems that arise in institutional and societal contexts.

Completion Requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or CA State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT’s) also require that students must earn a "C " (or "P'') or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Required Core: (10-11 Units)

Course Number Course Title Units
SOC 1 Principles of Sociology 3
Select two    
MATH 40 Statistics and Probability 4
SOC 6 Social Problems 3
SOC 13 Research Methods 4

List A: Select Two (6-7 Units)

Course Number Course Title Units
Any REQUIRED CORE not already used    
PSYC 3 Introduction to Social Psychology 3
SOC 3 Introduction to Race and Ethnicity 3
ETHS 6 Introduction to Race and Ethnicity 3
SOC 4 Marriage and Family Relations 3
SOC 7 Sociology of Sexuality 3
SOC 11 Sociology of Gender 3

List B: Select One (3-4 Units)

Course Number Course Title Units
Any course not already used    
ANTR 3 Cultural Anthropology 3
PSYC 1 General Psychology 3
SOC 5 Introduction to Global Studies 3
SOC 12 Popular Culture 3

Total Units in the Major: 19-20

Additional General Education and Elective Units: 40-41

Total Units: 60

See the Las Positas College California State University General Education-Breadth or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (for CSU) patterns for a listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program and the optional course(s) taken. Elective units are CSU transferable. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.