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Sociology Associate of Arts Degree for Transfer

Fresno City College
Program overview
2 years
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Fresno
Fall 2021

Fresno
Spring 2021

Program description

Sociology Associate of Arts Degree for Transfer

The Sociology Program at FCC provides students with tools to understand the society in which they live. The immediate goal of our Sociology Program is to prepare students who plan to transfer to a four-year college and major in sociology or a similar discipline. Our program can be useful in occupations such as teaching, social work, drug and alcohol counseling, police work, probation aides, juvenile hall counseling, medical work, international business, and any other occupation that places one in contact with people of diverse backgrounds.

The associate in arts in Sociology for Transfer degree is designed to acquaint students with tools to understand the functioning of the society in which they live. The degree offers students a broad and multicultural perspective of the world around them and also provides them with a solid foundation for further study in sociology. Sociology can assist in occupations such as teaching, social work, drug and alcohol counseling, police work, probation aides, juvenile hall counseling, medical work, international business, and any other occupation that places you in contact with people of diverse backgrounds. The associate in arts in Sociology for Transfer degree is designed for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus.

Admission requirements

International Students and Scholars Admission Requirements

To determine whether you are eligible for admission to our Fresno City College International Program, please review the following Admission Requirements, and submit the completed checklist with your other application materials:

  • Student must be 18 years old prior to the start of the semester
  • Affidavit of Support Form
  • Cost of Attendance Acknowledgement Form
  • Financial Documents
  • TOEFL or IELTS Exam Results – Waived if student Graduated from a U.S. High School and/or if English is an official language of home country
    • TOEFL Score Requirement Score of 500 Paper Based Test (PBT) or 61 Internet Based Test (iBT) required from students applying from their home country. If a student attended and completed an English Language Training Program in the U.S. we will consider accepting a score of 460 PBT or 48 iBT. Transcripts will be required from English Training Program for review.
    • IELTS Score Requirement Overall Band Score of 5.5 required from students applying from home country with at least 5.0 in each subsection (Listening, reading, Writing, and Speaking). If a student attended and completed an English Language Training Program in the U.S. we will consider accepting an Overall Band Score of 5.0. Transcripts will be required from English Training Program for review.
  • High School Graduation Requirement Official Graduation Certificate/Diploma, transcripts, and/or equivalent evidence of graduation from a Secondary School or its equivalent are required. If records are not in English, certified translation must be furnished.

For more information about admission requirement, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Required Courses

  • Social Psychology
  • Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, or
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Introduction to Sociology, or Honors Introduction to Sociology
  • Critical Thinking about Social Problems
  • Introduction to Marriage and Family
  • Choose one of the following 3-unit courses
  • American Pluralism: A Search for Common Ground in a Multicultural Society
  • Cultural Anthropology, or Honors Cultural Anthropology
  • Introduction to Social Welfare
  • American Minority Groups
  • Sociology of Rape
  • Domestic Violence: Abuse within the Family
  • Introduction to Aging Studies
  • Sociology of the Mexican American Community
  • The Child in Society: A Social Problems Approach
  • Changing Roles of Women

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

International and Out-of-State student fees for spring 2021 : $3480.00 per 12 credit units

For more information about tuition fees, please visit the university website.

Qualification

Student Learning Outcomes:


  1. Understand the complexity of social life, including an understanding of the social forces that shape institutions in society, sources of societal problems, and remedies to address those problems.

About this institute

Fresno City College

FCC provides the first two years of American university education to help you get where you want to be. Students will receive an American education at an affordable cost. Our students enjoy and benefit from individualized staff guidance, academic counseling,...


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