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Sociology - A.A.

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

Written Communication

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I


ENG 122English Composition II


Total Credit Hours:6

Students may also complete ENG 122 and a gtPathways approved CO3 course


One GT Pathways course (GT-MA1), prefer MAT 135: Introduction to Statistics, except:

- Adams State University prefers MAT 121: College Algebra;

- Colorado Mesa University requires either MAT 120: Mathematics for the Liberal Arts or MAT 121: College Algebra;

- University of Colorado Denver requires MAT 121: College Algebra or MAT 123: Finite Mathematics or MAT 135: Intro to Statistics;

- Western State Colorado University requires MAT 120: Mathematics for the Liberal Arts or MAT 121: College Algebra

Total Credit Hours:3-4

Arts and Humanities

Select three (3) gtPathways Arts & Humanities courses (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4).

Total Credit Hours:9


Select one gtPathways course (GT-HI1)

Total Credit Hours:3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Select two gtPathways Social and Behavioral Sciences courses (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, or GT-SS3)

Total Credit Hours:6

Natural and Physical Sciences

Select two gtPathways Natural & Physical Sciences courses (GT-SC1)

Total Credit Hours:8

Additional Required Courses

Please note: if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving 4-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor’s degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.
Course NumberTitleCredits
COM 115Public Speaking



COM 125Interpersonal Communication



SOC 101Introduction to Sociology I


SOC 102Introduction to Sociology II


Total Credit Hours:9

Additional Required Sociology Courses

Select three gtPathways Sociology (SOC) courses in Social and Behavioral Sciences (GT-SS3)

Total Credit Hours:9


  • Select 6-7 credits from the approved list of electives or log into eWOLF to see elective requirements in DegreeCheck.
  • Selection of elective credits should be done with a Front Range advisor and your intended transfer institution.
Total Credit Hours:6-7
Please note:  Additional SOC courses beyond the 5 courses (15 credit hours) identified above may not count toward the Sociology major at the receiving 4-year institution. See explanation in Limitations section (pg.3).

Participating Colorado Public Four-Year Institutions of Higher Education

  • Adams State University** [B.A. Sociology; Criminology or Social Welfare emphases]
  • Colorado Mesa University** [B.A. Sociology; Sociology concentration]
  • Colorado State University-Ft Collins [B.A. Sociology; General Sociology concentration]
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo [B.A. Sociology; B.S. Sociology]
  • Fort Lewis College [B.A. Sociology; Human Services-General option]
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver [B.A. Sociology]
  • University of Colorado Boulder [B.A. Sociology]
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs [B.A. Sociology]
  • University of Colorado Denver [B.A. Sociology]
  • University of Northern Colorado [B.A. Sociology; all emphases]
  • Western State Colorado University [B.A. Sociology]

The receiving institutions listed above in this agreement will accept all applicable credits earned within ten years of transfer to the receiving institution. Credits earned more than ten years earlier will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.

* Colorado Mountain College also offers some four-year degrees; it is participating in this agreement as both a two-year and four-year degree-granting institution.

**Adams State University and Colorado Mesa University also offer two-year degrees; they are participating in this agreement as both two-year and four-year degree-granting institutions.

Total Credit Hours: 60