Sociology is the overarching unification of all studies of human kind, including history, psychology, and economics for the purpose of studying human behavior as social beings. It encompasses all aspects of our social lives, including interactions, culture, groups, institutions, and global processes. Completion of the Sociology: Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) will prepare you to meet minimum lower division admission requirements (60 transferable units) for transfer to a California State University (CSU) and the University of California (UC) system. For transfer to a UC, please consult with a counselor for additional courses that may be needed. The Sociology program map below includes all of your major coursework and recommended general education courses by term that is needed to fulfill your degree and transfer requirements.

Sociology - ADT (CSU and UC)

0-15 units
Fall/Spring Units
Sociology 1/ 1H 3
English 1A/ 1H 4
Sociology 10 or 12 or 20 or 25 or Psychology 8 3
Communication Studies 1/1H or 6 or or 9/9H 3
Intersession (Winter/Summer) Units
Philosophy 10 or Humanities 10 3
16-30 units
Fall/spring Units
Sociology 2  3
Sociology 48 or Math 12 3
Philosophy 11 or Academic Literacy and Reading 4 or English 1B/ 1BH 3-4
Art History 1 or 2 or 6 or 7 or 9 or 10 or 12 or 13 or 14 3
Intersession (Winter/Summer) Units
Administration of Justice 1 3
31-45 units
Fall/spring Units
Sociology 10 or 12 or 20 or 25 or Psychology 8  3
History 6/6H or 7/7H or 31 or 34  3
Anthropology 1 and 1L 4
Sociology 12 or Psychology 9 or 33 or 35 3
Intersession (Winter/Summer) Units
Political Science 21  3
45-60+ units
Fall/spring Units
Sociology 50  4
Psychology 1/1H or Soc 3 or 15 or Ant 2/2H 3
Economics 6 or 9/9H 3
Geography 1  3
1st Semester of Language other than English (LOTE Only for UC Transfer)  4-5
*LOTE can be met with 2 years of the same language in high school (C or better grade)

For alternative CSU/UC General Education options refer to the RCC Catalog, under Requirements for College Transfer.


Milestones are courses, co-curricular activities and recommendations from your Student Success Team that will keep you on track towards completion of your degree. Check off your milestones as you complete them.
  • Complete English 1A (transfer-level English)
  • Complete Behavioral Statistics (Soc 48) or transfer-level math
  • Complete Entry Level Sociology Course
  • Apply to Universities (CSU/UC application period Oct 1-Nov 30)
  • Apply for ADT degree by beginning of spring term before transfer
  • Complete RCC Graduation application (during your last term)
  • Meet with your Counselor to Complete your Comprehensive Student Education Plan (SEP)
  • Complete FAFSA (Oct 1st - Mar 2nd for priority)
  • Meet with Faculty Advisor for career/research opportunities
  • Meet with your Counselor to update SEP (every semester)
  • Meet with your Counselor for pre-graduation check
  • Research Potential Clubs on Campus
  • Participate in tutoring, student success workshops or supplemental instruction
  • Visit the Career Center for Internship opportunities
  • Research transfer institutions
  • Attend Transfer workshops and Transfer Fair
  • Participate in an internship/ job shadowing

Careers for Sociology Majors

Salaries Range : $47,980 - $110,120

  • Social Service Worker
  • Law Enforcement 
  • Advertising/ Marketing Agent
  • Researcher/ Sociologist
  • Professor (Secondary Education)
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • School and Career Counselor
  • Personnel Manager