Bachelor of Arts in Sociology – SOC Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) 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.

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 30 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: 28-31 Units

  • Core Courses (16 units)
  • Capstone (3 units)
  • 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: May be taken outside the Sociology department 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 30-unit requirement.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
Major Elective Area I 1 3-4
Major Elective Area II 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
Second Semester
SOC 300GW Sociological Analysis - GWAR (Major Core) 4
Major Upper-Division Elective - Take One 2 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
Third Semester
Select One (Major Core): 4
Classical Theories of Society  
Contemporary Theories of Society  
SOC 392 Introduction to Research Methods (Major Core) 4
University Elective – Take Two 6
Fourth Semester
Select One (Major Core): 4
Quantitative Analysis of Social Data  
Sociological Field Methods  
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
 Total Units60