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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: AOAALA/ALA1/ALAS

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

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 2019-2020

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
  Recommend: HUM 260 or LIT 224
Biological and Physical Sciences 8
Mathematics 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
  Complete a non-SOC course from this category
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]
SOC 204 Gender Identities, Interactions and Relations 3
Subtotal 15

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
STU 100
  or STU 106
  or STU 107
College Success and Career Planning
  Making Career Choices:  Interests and Values
  University Transfer Preparation
Transfer Electives Recommend GLS/SOC 110, PSY/SOC 215 3
Second Language*** Completion of a language course numbered
202, fourth semester level
Subtotal 20
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).  A single course may fulfill more than one of the requirements.  For this program SOC 120 fulfills the C & G requirement.  HUM 260 or LIT 224 would fulfill the I requirement.

*** See an advisor or counselor if:

  • you are a bilingual student to discuss exceptions to this requirement or
  • if you are considering taking the CLEP test to earn language credits or
  • if the university major does not require a second language, this requirement may be waived

If this requirement is met in fewer than 16 credits, or if the language requirement is waived, additional transferable electives are necessary to meet the minimum associate degree requirement of 60 credit hours.