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The Associate of Arts degree in Sociology is designed for transfer to the Sociology bachelor’s degree at all Arizona public universities. Students completing this degree will transfer 61–64 credits to all Arizona public universities. Requirements differ significantly among state universities. Students should see an advisor to plan their program of study to avoid transfer difficulties.


AGEC-A Requirements (35 credits)

*All AGEC coursework must be selected from the approved AGEC list.
Course Course Title Hours
Composition (6 credits)    
ENG 101 College Composition I 3
ENG 102 College Composition II 3
Mathematics (3 credits)    
MAT 140 or higher. College Mathematics 5
Arts/Humanities (6 credits)    
Two courses from different disciplines.   6
Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)    
Two courses from different disciplines.   6
Physical/Biological Sciences (8 credits)    
Two courses.   8
General Education Options (0-6 credits)     
Any AGEC coursework to complete 35 credits. 0-6
Special Requirements
Must be met within the General Education requirements by a minimum of 2 courses.
Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry "W"
Ethnic/Race/Gender Awareness "E"
Contemporary Global/International Awareness or Historical Awareness "C"

Degree Core Requirements (10 credits)

Course Course Title Hours
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 210 Sociology of Gender 4
SOC 215 Race & Ethnic Relations 3

Electives (9 credits)

Select three courses from the following list.
Course Course Title Hours
SOC 130 Human Sexuality 3
SOC 140 Marriage & the Family in Contemporary America 3
SOC 230 Sociology of Media & Film 3
SOC 235 Sociology of Deviance 3
PSY 230 Introduction to Statistics 3

Language Elective Requirement (8 credits)

Two semesters of the same natural human language, other than English. 8



The outcomes identified below define the knowledge and skill sets that graduates will possess at the end of their program of study.

  • Define and apply key terms, concepts and theories of sociology
  • Describe the sociological imagination as it relates to everyday life
  • Apply critical thinking skills to understanding sociological research and theoretical inference building
  • Explain the influence of race, gender, culture, and social stratification on social issues  
  • Demonstrate an understanding of research methods used in the field of sociology
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