Learn More About Sociology (AA-T)

The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer degree is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in Sociology or a similar major. Porterville College students enrolling in this program are not required to complete any additional graduation requirements beyond those specified in this 60-unit degree. Sociology is the study of human life as it exists in groups. Students with preparation in sociology go into a variety of fields including social work, population studies, policy analysis, international relations, law, and community planning and redevelopment.

Students with an Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer can often qualify for entry-level positions in social services and community organizations while those with higher degrees in sociology have more options. By gaining an understanding of the discipline, completing a variety of sociology coursework, and applying sociological concepts to their own communities through service learning, students completing the Porterville College Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer will have earned a degree that follows the Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC) and will be qualified for transfer into any California State University campus accepting the state-approved sociology TMC for that purpose.

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Before You Go

  • Ever wondered what the acronyms of our programs mean (i.e. AA-T, AA, AS-T, etc.)?
  • Curious about our Distance Education options?
  • Learn more about the different degree and certificate types, including which programs can be done through Distance Education, by visiting our Certificates and Degrees Offered page.