The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer with a focus in sociology includes courses commonly required for this major and meets lower-division general education requirements at all Oregon public universities. Sociology is the study of human social relationships and institutions and includes subject matter such as race, religion, families, government, and social change. A bachelor's degree in sociology prepares students for graduate school, such as schools of law or education. It also prepares students for employment in government, research, and human services.
Statewide General Education Student Learning Outcomes
While this program has no formal entrance requirements, individual courses may have prerequisites which must be met before enrollment.
|Course ||Title ||Credits |
|WR 121||Academic Composition||4|
|WR 122||Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition||4|
|or WR 227|| Technical Writing|
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts should consider completing three terms of a 200-level language course. The 100-level language courses will count as electives. The 200-level language courses will partially fulfill the arts and letters requirement.
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science should consider taking more math and science courses. Language is not necessary. For specific details, speak with an advisor.
Students are advised to consider the following sociology courses as electives to gain further insight into the field and to help them determine what area of sociology they may be interested in pursuing: SOC 208 Sport and Society, SOC 211 Social Deviance, SOC 212 Race, Class, and Gender, SOC 215 Social Issues and Social Movements, SOC 219 Sociology of Religion, SOC 222 Sociology of Family and Intimate Relationships, SOC 250 Sociology of Popular Culture, and any other potential special topics courses that are occasionally offered.
Sociology students typically will be required to take statistics when they transfer. Although MTH 111 College Algebra is sufficient for the math requirement, advisors recommend taking one or both of MTH 243 Introduction to Probability and Statistics I and MTH 244 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 2 to finish the science requirement and to allow students to be exposed to statistics before transfer.
Note that individual institutions may have additional requirements or will change the category that a course satisfies if the AAOT is not completed or is transferred to an out-of-state college or university. For admission into a particular program, courses may be added. Students who plan to transfer should contact the institution they plan to attend to ensure they have fulfilled specific program requirements.
- Academic Requirements:
- Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.
- Options for additional standards:
- All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.