2023-2024 Catalog 
    Dec 04, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog

Liberal Arts AA - Sociology Option


The Sociology option is designed to be a transfer program and to give students a general foundation in sociological theories and research methods as related to the study of society, social behavior, and contemporary social issues.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

  1. Demonstrate the ability to apply the three major sociological perspectives (i.e., structural functionalism, conflict theory and symbolic interactionism) to social phenomena presented in each of their elective courses.
  2. Demonstrate their knowledge of cultural diversity and be able to apply the perspective of cultural relativism when viewing the complex social world in which in we all live.
  3. Utilize the scientific method and the unique quantitative and qualitative tools developed by sociologists to objectively analyze social environments and evaluate and utilize materials found on the internet and other sources.
  4. Use critical thinking skills to analyze and evaluate the ways in which sociologists examine their social world.
  5. State and support their own views on sociological issues addressed in their courses, both orally and in writing, with logical rigor and clarity.


Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

Subtotal: 15 Credits

Second Semester

  • HIS History Elective 3 Credit(s)
  • MAT/INF Mathematics : One 4-cr Mathematics or [One 3 cr Math + One 1-cr INF] 4 Credit(s)

Social Science Elective -


Subtotal: 16 Credits

Third Semester

  • SOC Sociology Elective 3 Credit(s)
  • HIS History Elective 3 Credit(s)
  • Humanities Elective 3 Credit(s)
  • Natural Science Elective 4 Credit(s)
  • Diversity Elective 3 Credit(s)

Subtotal: 16 Credits

Fourth Semester

  • SOC Social Science Elective 3 Credit(s) 
  • Natural Science Elective 4 Credit(s)
  • Humanities Electives 3 Credit(s)
  • Free Elective 3 Credit(s)

Subtotal: 13 Credits


Subtotal: 9 Credits

History Electives

Subtotal: 6 Credits

Humanities Electives

Three general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than two courses in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).

Subtotal: 9 Credits

Social Sciences

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: ECO, GEO, POL, PSY, SOC, ANT

Subtotal: 6 Credits

Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Technology

  • One 4-cr Mathematics or [One 3 cr Math + One 1-cr INF] 4 Credit(s)
  • 8 credits of gen ed courses from the following fields: BIO, CHM, PHY 8 Credit(s)

Subtotal: 12 Credits

Diversity Elective ‡

Subtotal: 3 Credits

Subtotal: 45


Sociology Courses: Required:

Total Credit Hours: 60

Specific Program Notes

Students are encouraged to take their courses in semester sequence order.

Please note that required courses may have prerequisites. Click on each course to view details.

* General Education Elective(s)  

* Recommended: IST-123 Success 101    

* IST-123  will fulfill 3 Free Electives for students who place into the course