Barstow Community CollegeAcademic AffairsPrograms of StudySociology

Program Description

Sociology is the study of human social behavior, groups, and how environments influence behavior. Sociologists focus on the origins, organization, institutions, and developments of society. Students take courses to prepare for a sociology major or to fulfill general education requirements. Career options include social work, human services, law enforcement, legal professions, business, and teaching. This program requires 18 units in the major with a grade of “C” or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all SCU transferable coursework. .

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Sociology Programs:

Associate of Arts, Sociology (ADT)

Courses Required Major Courses UNITS

Survey of U.S. History

Courses List A: 2 Courses from the following UNITS
MATH2 Introduction to Statistics 4
SOCI2 American Social Problems 3
Research in Social Sciences 3
Courses List B: 2 Courses from the following UNITS
SOCI3 Marriage and Family  
SOCI4 Effective Parenting 3
SOCI6 Child, Family, Community 3
SOCI8 Juvenile Crime and Delinquency 3
SOCI14 Introduction to Drug/Alcohol Studies 3
SOCI15 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling 3
Courses List A: 2 Courses from the following UNITS
PSYC1 Introduction to Psychology 3
ANTH1 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
Total Units for Major 18-19
General Education (CSU GE or IGETC) Units 40
Electives (CSU Transferable) 02
Total Degree Units (maximum) 60-61


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