Bachelor of Arts in Sociology – SOC Associate Degree for Transfer Roadmap

This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in the current Bulletin year with an AA-T in Sociology. Twelve units in the major and all lower-division GE requirements have been satisfied. Check with a major advisor about the most appropriate course sequence. Degree completion guaranteed in 60 units; see the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) section for more information.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
SOC 300GW Sociological Analysis - GWAR (Major Core) 4
Major Elective Area I 1 3-4
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
 
University Elective 3
 Units16-17
Second Semester
SOC 370
Classical Theories of Society (Major Core)
or Contemporary Theories of Society
4
Major Elective Area II 1 3-4
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
 
University Elective 3
 Units16-17
Third Semester
SOC 392 Introduction to Research Methods (Major Core) 4
Major Upper-Division Elective - Take One 2 3-4
University Elective – Take Two 6
 Units13-14
Fourth Semester
SOC 393
Quantitative Analysis of Social Data (Major Core)
or Sociological Field Methods
4
Major Capstone - Select One: 3
Senior Seminar  
Internship: Applied Sociology
and Internship Seminar: Applied Sociology
 
Research Internship Seminar
and Research Internship Experience
 
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
University Elective - Take Two 5
 Units15
 Total Units60-63

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 40 units minimum at the upper-division level; to include the following:

University-Wide Requirements: 9-15 Units

  • American Institutions (0-6 units): US History, US Government, California State and Local Government requirements if not met before transfer.
  • Upper-Division GE, Areas B, C, and D (9 units): Upper-division GE (9 units): Courses required for the major may double-count if approved for UD GE.
  • Students entering this major with the AA-T in Sociology are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.
  • Complementary Studies: Consult with a department advisor on how transfer units and/or SF State units can be applied to ensure degree completion within 60 units.

Sociology Major: 30-31 Units

  • Required Courses (16 units): Note that there is a four-semester sequence for required courses:

1) SOC 300GW, 2) SOC 370 or SOC 371, 3) SOC 392, and 4) SOC 393 or SOC 394

  • Capstone (3 units): SOC 500 or SOC 501 and SOC 502 or SOC 503 and SOC 504
  • Elective Courses: (9-12 units)
    • 12 units from ADT may be applied to electives
    • 6-8 units: Take one course from Area I and one course from Area II
    • 3-4 units: Select in consultation with a department advisor

University Electives: 13 or More Units

Depends on course choices made at the community college, how transferred units are applied to the requirements above, and course choices at SF State. Some courses may meet more than one requirement, e.g., in both UD GE and the major. Upper-division electives are recommended to meet the minimum 40-unit requirement.