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 1 4
Major Elective Area I 2, 3 3-4
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
or University Elective if A4 was met before transfer 1
GE Area UD-B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
Second Semester
SOC 370
Classical Theories of Society
or Contemporary Theories of Society
Major Elective Area II 2, 3 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 1-2
Third Semester
SOC 392 Introduction to Research Methods 4
Major Upper Division Elective on advisement 3-4
University Elective – Take Two 6-8
Fourth Semester
SOC 393
Quantitative Analysis of Social Data
or Sociological Field Methods
Major Capstone – Select One of These Options: 3
Senior Seminar  
Internship: Applied Sociology
and Internship Seminar: Applied Sociology
Research Internship Seminar
and Research Internship Experience
Major Upper Division Elective – On Advisement 3-4
GE Area UD-D: Upper Division Social Sciences 3
or University Elective if UD-D already satisfied
 Total Units60

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: 9-18 Units

  • ENG 214 or equivalent A4 course (0-3 units) if not taken before transfer
  • American Institutions (0-6 units): US History, US Government, California State and Local Government requirements if not met pre-transfer.
  • Upper division GE, areas B, C and D (9 units): Check the Class Schedule for Area I and II courses that also satisfy UD GE (D).
  • 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: Ten 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.