The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer (AA-T in Sociology) is designed for students intending to major in Sociology, or a similar major and for students interested in studying Sociology for a general understanding of social behavior useful in any career or life area. Students who complete the Sociology program will utilize the sociological perspective to better understand self in the context of social groups and social institutions in society. The program will also prepare students who are interested in studying Sociology for a general understanding of social behavior, the web and rhythm of human behavior including intimate, personal, and family relationships.
The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer (AA-T in Sociology) is intended for students who plan to transfer and complete a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, or a similar major at a CSU campus. Each CSU campus determines which of the degrees it offers are “similar” and can be completed with the preparation included in the AA-T in Sociology within 60 units once a student transfers, so which majors are “similar” varies from CSU to CSU. For a current list of what majors (and what options or areas of emphasis within that major) have been designed as “similar” to this degree at each CSU campus, please refer to the CSU's Associate Degree for Transfer Major and Campus Search webpage and seek guidance from a Moorpark College counselor. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system but not necessarily to a particular campus or major of choice.
To earn an AA-T in Sociology, students must:
- Complete a minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units including both of the following:
- Certified completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) requirements
- A minimum of 18-19 semester units in Sociology major as listed in the Moorpark College catalog.
Obtain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some transfer institutions and majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
- Obtain a grade of “C” or better or “P” in all courses required in the major. Even though a “pass-no-pass” is allowed (Title 5 §55063), it is highly recommended that students complete their major courses with a letter grade (A, B, or C).
- Complete requirements in residence. For students in the Ventura County Community College District, a minimum of 12 units must be completed in residency at the college granting the degree.
Students transferring to a CSU campus that accepts the AA-T in Sociology will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree (unless the major is a designated “high-unit” major at a particular campus). This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.
|REQUIRED CORE (9-10 units)|
|SOC M110||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|or SOC M110H||Honors: Introduction to Sociology|
|SOC M115||Social Problems||3|
|Select and complete one course from the following (3-4 units)|
|SOC M125||Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences||3|
|or PSY M125||Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences|
|MATH M15||Introductory Statistics||4|
|or MATH M15H||Honors: Introductory Statistics|
|Units from LIST A||6|
|Units from LIST B||3|
|Total Required Major Units: 18 - 19|
|LIST A - Select and complete 2 courses from the following (6 units)|
|Any course from Required Core not already used|
|PSY M05||Social Psychology||3|
|SOC M120||Introduction to Research Methods||3|
|SOC M130||Introduction to Marriage and Family||3|
|SOC M140||Introduction to Gender||3|
|SOC M150||Introduction to Race and Ethnicity||3|
|SOC M160||Introduction to Criminology||3|
|LIST B: Select and complete one course of the following (3 units)|
|Any course from Required Core or List A not already used|
|ANTH M02||Cultural Anthropology||3|
|PSY M01||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|or PSY M01H||Honors: Introduction to Psychology|
|Any CSU transferable Sociology course|
|SOC M212||Introduction to Sociology of Religion||3|
|SOC M216||Sociology of Deviant Behavior||3|
|SOC M218||Organized Crime and Terrorism||3|
|Total Required Major Units: 18 - 19|
|CSU General Education-Breadth: 39|
Double-Counted Units: 6 - 15
Electives to meet 60 CSU units: 8 - 18
|IGETC Pattern: 37. NOTE: IGETC 1C is required for all CSU applicants. Students applying to a UC or Private school may earn this ADT without IGETC 1C but will be ineligible to apply to a CSU.|
Double-Counted Units: 6 - 12
Electives to meet 60 CSU units: 10 - 17
|Total Units Required for the AA-T Degree: 60|
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- analyze and explain major problems and issues in society in their contemporary, historical, cultural, and social structural contexts.
- utilize the sociological perspective to better understand self in the context of social groups and social institutions of society.