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Complete general education requirements to transfer to a college or university while learning the principles of sociology.  Students interested in social services should complete a degree or certificate in that discipline.

Program/Major Codes: AOASOCIOLOGY/SOC

What can I do with this degree?

 Career Options: Apply for entry-level position in a social agency or non-profit organization.

Academic Options: Transfer to a 4-year university to complete a sociology degree.

Program Requirements 2017-2018

Arizona General Education Curriculum Requirements (AGEC-A)

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* Also select courses to fulfill the I, C and G requirements from the categories below.** A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

English Composition 6
Humanities and Fine Arts 6
Biological and Physical Sciences 8
Mathematics 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Subtotal 26*

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology [SUN# SOC 1101] 3
SOC 120 Current Social Problems [SUN# SOC 2250] 3
SOC 127 Marriage and the Family 3
SOC 201 Race, Ethnicity, Minority Groups and Social Justice [SUN# SOC 2215] 3
SOC 204 Gender Identities, Interactions and Relations 3
Choose 3 credits from the following list:
GLS 110SOC 110, SOC 130, SOC 166, PSY 215, SOC 215, SOC 296
Subtotal 18

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Second Language Requirement*** 16
Subtotal 16
Total 60

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by core and support courses: Social and Behavioral Sciences - SOC 101  fulfills 3 credits of this requirement, complete a non-SOC course; Other Requirements - SOC 120 and 201 fulfill this requirement.

** The AGEC requires at least one course is marked with an "I" (intensive writing & critical inquiry), one with a "C" (cultural diversity), and one with a "G" (global awareness).  Note that a single course may fulfill more than one of the requirements.  For this program SOC 120 fulfills the C & G requirement; if you complete SOC 203 as an elective that will fulfill the I requirement.

*** Completion of a language course numbered 202 and prerequisites.  Bilingual or international students should consult an advisor or counselor concerning exceptions to this requirement. If a student satisfies the language requirement in fewer than 16 credits, additional credit hours of transferable electives must be completed to meet the minimum Associate degree requirement of 60 credit hours.