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2023-2024 Catalog 
    Oct 02, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog

Sociology, AA (with Designation)

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Career Opportunities

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.

Program Description

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.

Program Requirements

In addition to the requirements listed below, you must:

  1. Earn a minimum of 60 semester hours of course work
  2. Earn a minimum of 15 graded semester hours at PCC
  3. 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:

Total Credits: 60

* Refer to CCCS Guaranteed Transfer (GT) - Pathways Courses  for a full list of all GT Pathway Courses

General Education Core Requirements (35-36 Credits)

Written Communication (6 Credits)

Mathematics (3-4 Credits)

Adams State University

Colorado Mesa University

University of Colorado Denver

Western State Colorado University

Natural and Physical Sciences (8 Credits)

  • Select two GT Pathways Natural and Physical Sciences courses: GT-SC1 *

Arts and Humanities (9 Credits)

  • Any three approved GT Pathways Arts & Humanities courses (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4 *

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 Credits)

  • Select two GT Pathways Social and Behavioral Sciences courses (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3 *

History (3 Credits)

  • Select one GT Pathways History course: GT-HI1 *

Additional Required Sociology Courses (18 Credits)

Electives (6-7 Credits)

Determined by transferring institution

Transfer Degrees

This degree transfers to the following Colorado public four-year institutions of higher education:

  • Adams State University (B.A. Sociology; Criminology or Social Welfare emphasis)
  • Colorado Mesa University (B.A. Sociology; Sociology concentration)
  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins (B.A. Sociology; General Sociology concentration)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (BA 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 emphasis)
  • Western State Colorado University (B.A. Sociology)

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