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University Transfer Degree

University Transfer Degree Information:
This degree program is designed for students planning to transfer to baccalaureate colleges and universities. Transfer credit varies among
colleges. Students should consult both the catalog of the specific college/university to which they plan to transfer and the signed transfer agreement or the current transfer planning guide posted at to select courses that will meet the requirements for both the associate and baccalaureate degree programs.


Program Description:
Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociologists investigate the 
structure of groups, organizations, and societies, and how people interact within these contexts. Since all human behavior is social, the
subject matter of sociology ranges from the intimate family to the hostile mob, from organized crime to religious cults, from the divisions 
of race, gender and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture, and from the sociology of work to the sociology of sports.
 Because sociology addresses the most challenging issues of our time, it is a rapidly expanding field whose potential is increasingly tapped by those who craft policies and create programs.


Degree Awarded: Associate in Arts

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 37
See the General Education Requirements for the complete list.

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 23-24


Sociology 15 hours
SOCI 1113 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 2113 Social Problems in America
and select three of the following courses:
*SOCI 2013 Marriage and Family
*SOCI 2043 Juvenile Delinquency
*SOCI 2053 Social Psychology
*SOCI 2123 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
*SOCI 2133 Introduction to Deviant Behavior
*SOCI 2143 Minorities in America
SOCI/RELG 2173 Religion and Society
*SOCI 2223 Behavioral Statistics
*SOCI 2713 Aging and Behavior
*SOCI 2813 Human Sexuality


Recommended Electives 8-9 hours
*CSCI 1203 Computer Concepts and Applications
ECON 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics
*ENGL 2883 Survey of American Literature from 1865
HIST 2043 Contemporary Affairs
HUMN 2223 Humanities II
PHIL 1113 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 2113 Logic
PHIL 2133 Introduction to Ethical Thinking
PHIL 2163 Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science
*POLS 2033 Introduction to Political Thought
PSYC 1023 Psychology of Personal Adjustment
PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 1313 Human Relations
*SOCI 1073 Human Service Techniques
*SOCI 1130 Crisis Intervention and Experience
*SOCI 2243 Introduction to Social Work
SPCH 1013 Fundamentals of Listening

Total Credit Hours: 60-61
*Course has prerequisite (See course description section of catalog).
Proficiency in a foreign language is recommended.
To receive an A.A. or A.S. Degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.
Physical education activity courses do no count toward the associate degree requirements in this curriculum.

General education requirements can be found at: