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Sociology Associate of Arts

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree at the community college and transfer to a university to complete a BA in Sociology. Social factors and human behaviors in society are explored. Careers often require a BA degree or higher. Sociology is the study of human social behavior, including its organization and the way it has developed over time. Sociology is a social science that explores human social groups, social problems, and change. This program introduces students to Sociology and it includes courses that are common to all four-year institutions in Colorado. Career paths for Sociology degree holders include management, human resources, training and development, research, social services, mental health services, adoption, child care, youth services, disability services, child welfare, victims' rights, labor rights, community organization, and public relations. The Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Sociology prepares students to complete the second half of a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sociology at a four-year university.

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First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
SOC 101Intro to Sociology I: GT-SS3

3

GT- AHPHI 111/112 or Any GT-AH

3

ENG 121English Composition I: GT-CO1

3

REQUIRED COM 125/115

3

GT- HI1HIS 236/215 or Any GT-HI1

3

Total Credit Hours:15
 

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
SOC 102Intro to Sociology II: GT-SS3

3

ENG 122English Composition II: GT-CO2

3

GT- MA1MAT 135/121 or Any GT-MA1

3

ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

3

GT- SSAny Social Sciences (GT-SS) Course

3

Total Credit Hours:15
 

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
REQUIRED Any Sociology Course from GT-SS3

3

REQUIRED Any Sociology Course from GT-SS3

3

GT- SC1ENV 101 or Any GT-SC1

4

GT- SSAny Social Sciences (GT-SS) Course

3

GT- AHLIT 205,/211/212/246 or Any GT-AH

3

Total Credit Hours:16
 

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
REQUIRED Any Sociology Course from GT-SS3

3

GT- AHPHI 111/112 or Any GT-AH

3

GT- SC1GEO 112, ANT 111, or Any GT-SC1

4

ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

3

ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

1

Total Credit Hours:14
 

Total Credit Hours: 60

Important Program Notes:

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), you may complete ENG 121 (GT-CO1) and ENG 122 (GT-CO2) OR ENG 122 (GT-CO2) and a gtPathways-approved CO3 course (GT-CO3).

Additional SOC courses beyond the 5 courses (15 credit hours) listed in the MAP may not count toward the Sociology major at the receiving 4-year institution.

Credits for additional required courses may not be required for the major at a receiving 4-year institution. If not required, they will be applied to the Bachelor’s degree as elective credit toward graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), you must take two gtPathways Natural & Physical Sciences courses (GTSC1).

If you take more credits in mathematics and science than are listed, it will reduce the 7 credits of electives neededYou must complete 60 credits to earn your Associate of Arts degree. You should not exceed 62 credits. You may want to check with your advisor to monitor your completion progress and select your electives.