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Humanities and Social Sciences Division
 


Sociology introduces students to the systematic and scientific study of human relations and social structures which emphasizes the interaction between personality, culture and society. The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer degree requires students to use sociological theories and research to evaluate the basic dimensions of social inequality and social change, and assess how social forces shape, guide and influence individual and group behavior. Students will acquire the foundational knowledge necessary to pursue post-secondary degrees in sociology and a variety of specializations in the field. The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer degree is designed to assist students in seamlessly transferring to a CSU major in Sociology.

To earn an Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer degree, a student must complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU system that consist of the IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of 18 units more. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.

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    • Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers

      Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers

      SOC Career Code: 13-1041.03

      Monitor and evaluate compliance with equal opportunity laws, guidelines, and policies to ensure that employment practices and contracting arrangements give equal opportunity without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $58.43

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $80,513.55
      Annual Job Openings
      4,262

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Labor Relations Specialists

      Labor Relations Specialists

      SOC Career Code: 13-1075.00

      Resolve disputes between workers and managers, negotiate collective bargaining agreements, or coordinate grievance procedures to handle employee complaints.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $61.47

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $77,083.58
      Annual Job Openings
      861

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Climate Change Analysts

      Climate Change Analysts

      SOC Career Code: 19-2041.01

      Research and analyze policy developments related to climate change. Make climate-related recommendations for actions such as legislation, awareness campaigns, or fundraising approaches.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $69.22

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $87,555.11
      Annual Job Openings
      1,811

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Sociologists

      Sociologists

      SOC Career Code: 19-3041.00

      Study human society and social behavior by examining the groups and social institutions that people form, as well as various social, religious, political, and business organizations. May study the behavior and interaction of groups, trace their origin and growth, and analyze the influence of group activities on individual members.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $74.21

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $95,952.68
      Annual Job Openings
      145

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Historians

      Historians

      SOC Career Code: 19-3093.00

      Research, analyze, record, and interpret the past as recorded in sources, such as government and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films, electronic media, and unpublished manuscripts, such as personal diaries and letters.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $75.77

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $69,489.82
      Annual Job Openings
      56

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Social Science Research Assistants

      Social Science Research Assistants

      SOC Career Code: 19-4061.00

      Assist social scientists in laboratory, survey, and other social science research. May help prepare findings for publication and assist in laboratory analysis, quality control, or data management.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $47.94

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $50,018.07
      Annual Job Openings
      464

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Postsecondary Sociology Teachers

      Postsecondary Sociology Teachers

      SOC Career Code: 25-1067.00

      Teach courses in sociology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $83.90

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $98,498.55
      Annual Job Openings
      16,578

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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  • Sociology

    Humanities and Social Sciences Division
     


    Sociology introduces students to the systematic and scientific study of human relations and social structures which emphasizes the interaction between personality, culture and society. The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer degree requires students to use sociological theories and research to evaluate the basic dimensions of social inequality and social change, and assess how social forces shape, guide and influence individual and group behavior. Students will acquire the foundational knowledge necessary to pursue post-secondary degrees in sociology and a variety of specializations in the field. The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer degree is designed to assist students in seamlessly transferring to a CSU major in Sociology.

    To earn an Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer degree, a student must complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU system that consist of the IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of 18 units more. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Core Courses
    SOC 1Introduction to Sociology3
    or SOC 1H Introduction to Sociology - Honors
    Select two courses6
    SOC 2
    Contemporary Social Problems
    or SOC 2H
    Contemporary Social Problems - Honors
    MATH 110
    Elementary Statistics
    or MATH 110H
    Elementary Statistics - Honors
    or PSYC 10
    Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
    List A
    Select two courses from the following or any course not already selected from core courses:6
    SOC 14
    Marriage and the Family
    or SOC 14H
    Marriage and the Family - Honors
    SOC 20
    Introduction to Race and Ethnicity
    or SOC 20H
    Introduction to Race and Ethnicity - Honors
    SOC 5
    Introduction to Criminology
    or SOC 5H
    Introduction to Criminology - Honors
    List B
    Select one course from the following or any course not already selected from list A3-4
    SOC 4
    Introduction to Gerontology
    SOC 7
    Sociology of Religion
    SOC 15
    Child Development
    SOC 36
    Asian American Communities
    ENGL 1C
    Critical Thinking and Writing
    or ENGL 1CH
    Critical Thinking and Writing - Honors
    GEOG 2
    Human Geography
    or GEOG 2H
    Human Geography - Honors
    PHIL 3
    Introduction to Logic
    or PHIL 3H
    Introduction to Logic - Honors
    PHIL 8
    Critical Thinking
    PHIL 9
    Critical Thinking and Writing
    or PHIL 9H
    Critical Thinking and Writing - Honors
    PSYC 1A
    Introduction to Psychology
    or PSYC 1AH
    Introduction to Psychology - Honors
    Total Units for Major18-20
    CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern 139-42
    Total Units60

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Contact: Humanities & Social SciencesTitle: DIvisionContact: hssdiv@mtsac.edu

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