Donna Fitzsimmons, Department Chair
The Associate of Arts Degree with Designation in Sociology prepares students to transfer as a junior to a four-year institution in Colorado in order to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in sociology. Students who opt for a bachelor’s degree in sociology may choose to work in the criminal justice system, business and industry, research and planning, agencies, government, education or advocacy. Once a BA is completed, students may pursue a higher or graduate degree in sociology if interested.
The Associate of Arts Degree with Designation in Sociology includes the course work to meet general education requirements that are common to all Colorado four-year institutions. The degree is designed for students who want to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in sociology. Completion of the AA degree completes the first two years of a bachelor’s degree and guarantees transfer at junior standing with no more than 60 remaining credits to meet the graduation requirements for a bachelor’s degree in sociology.
In addition to the requirements listed below, you must:
- Earn a minimum of 60 semester hours of course work
- Earn a minimum of 15 graded semester hours at PCC
- Earn a minimum of “C” in all coursework for the degree
Consult with a PCC Arts and Sciences advisor or transfer advisor to find out which Colorado Statewide Guaranteed Transfer Courses (GT Pathways) or elective courses meet the degree requirements of the four-year college to which you plan to transfer.
To earn an AA Degree with Designation in Sociology, you must complete at least 60 college-level credits, as described below: