Sociology, Associate in Arts

Program Code: 0210


This is an example course sequence for students interested in pursuing Sociology. This does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn an AA degree. One course will satisfy the Human Diversity (HD) requirement, and is labeled with an (HD) in the sequence below. Following this pathway will help you get your associate degree, which will increase your chances of transfer to Bachelor’s-level programs of study. Choose Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) courses to fulfill general education requirements whenever possible. Visit and speak with your college advisor to learn more about IAI. 

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
ENGLISH 101 Composition 1 3
MATH 125 Introductory Statistics 1 4
SOC SCI 101 General Course I Social Science 1 3
Pathway Elective 2 3
Fine Arts course 1 3
Semester 2
ENGLISH 102 Composition 1 3
BIOLOGY 114 General Education Biology 1 4
SOC 201 Intro To the Study Of Society (HD) 1 3
Pathway Elective –Sociology 2 3
Pathway Elective 2 3
Semester 3
SPEECH 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 1 3
HUM 201 General Course I Humanities 1 3
PSYCH 201 General Psychology 1 3
Pathway Elective 2 3
Pathway Elective 2 3
Semester 4
PHIL 106 Introduction To Philosophy 1 3
PHY SCI 101 General Course Physical Science 1 3
Pathway Elective –Sociology 2 3
Pathway Elective –History 2 3
Elective 3
 Total Hours62

General Education Requirement


Pathway Elective

Pathway Electives

ANTHRO 202Cultural Anthropology (HD)3
CHEM 201General Chemistry I5
RELIGN 106Comparative Religion I/Eastern Religion (HD)3
HISTORY 215History of Latin America (HD)3
MATH 204Calculus For Business & Social Sciences 14
SOC 202Sociology Of Urban Life3
SOC 203Sociology of Families and Intimate Relationships3
SOC 205Social Problems3
SOC 207The Sociology Of Sex & Gender (HD)3
SOC 210Diverse Cultures/Global Age (HD)3
SOC 211Race & Ethnic Relations (HD)3
SOC 280Human Relations (HD)3

Prerequisite: MATH 140 College Algebra

Recommended electives may vary by transfer institution. Choose your courses with your College Advisor.

Institution-specific transfer guides and agreements can be found on CCC's transfer site.