Jun 18, 2019  
2018-2019 College Catalog 
2018-2019 College Catalog

Sociology Pre-Major, AA-DTA Planning Guide

Where does my path start?

You will complete an Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) at Shoreline.

Use the AA -DTA Degree Planning Guide, with this sheet, to understand the requirements for graduation.

Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a baccalaureate degree in Sociology or Social Work.

Sociology is also an excellent major for graduate studies in Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Law, Business, and Education.

Where can I go for help?

Sociology Faculty Advisor

Lawrence Clarke
206-546-4700 lclarke@shoreline.edu Rm 5307
Michelle Kleisath
206-546-4587 mkleisath@shoreline.edu Rm 5339

Career Planning


General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229

International Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9302

Where can I transfer and what does my chosen four-year school require?

Before choosing classes, become familiar with the four-year program where you want to apply: visit the website, email the department, and/or speak with a Shoreline advisor. Below are examples from Washington schools with different admissions and graduation requirements. Check with the school for world language requirements. (Non-native speakers of English are often exempt from this requirement.)

School Transfer Information
Central Washington University http://www.cwu.edu/admissions/transfer-admission-criteria
Eastern Washington University https://www.ewu.edu/apply/transfer/
Gonzaga University http://tinyurl.com/7c9d6xh
Pacific Lutheran University https://www.plu.edu/admission-transfer/
Seattle Pacific University http://spu.edu/undergraduate-admissions/apply/transfer-students
Seattle University http://tinyurl.com/z3kjpcm
The Evergreen State College http://tinyurl.com/zhyjy3s
University of Puget Sound http://tinyurl.com/h7yqx8s
University of Washington-Bothell https://www.uwb.edu/admissions/apply/transfer
University of Washington-Seattle https://admit.washington.edu/Apply/Transfer/
Walla Walla University http://tinyurl.com/z5a4h8p
Washington State University http://tinyurl.com/jk3a2v2
Western Washington University http://www.wwu.edu/vtc/
Whitman College http://tinyurl.com/z8vuwn9
Whitworth University http://tinyurl.com/zcdww66

What courses should I take?

This unofficial guide is intended to support you as you prepare for your major. Please consult with an advisor and your chosen four-year school(s), as program and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.

General Education Requirements - 20 Credits

Multicultural Understanding (5 Credits)

Choose one of the following courses:

ART 105 , CMST 203 , CMST 285 , GWS 284 , HIST 245 , MCS 105 .

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)

Choose one of the following classes:

MATH& 107 , MATH 111 , MATH& 141 , MATH& 142 , MATH& 146 , MATH& 148 , MATH& 151 , MATH& 152 , MATH& 163 , MATH 207 , MATH 208 , MATH 211 , MATH& 264 , PHIL& 120 . Recommended MATH& 146  or MATH 211 .

* Students planning to transfer to the University of Washington must consult Math Advising, mathadvising@shoreline.e

Distribution Requirements - 45 Credits

Humanities (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Art and Drama) in Humanities . Maximum of 5 credits allowed in Performance/Skills courses. No more than 5 credits in a world language at the 100 level. Recommended: CMST& 101 , CMST& 210 , CMST& 220 , CMST& 230 , PHIL 102 , PHIL 210 , PHIL 240 , PHIL 248 , World Language if required for university admission or graduation.

Natural Sciences (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g.Biology and Physics) in Natural Sciences . At least 10 credits required in Physical, Earth, and/or Biological Sciences, including at least 5 credits of lab science. Maximum 5 credits from Other Science courses. Recommended: PSYC 202 , MATH& 151 , MATH& 152 .

Social Sciences (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Psychology and History) in Social Sciences . Recommended: ANTH& 206 , GWS 284 , GWS 285 , GWS 286 , PHIL 102 , PHIL 210 , PHIL 240 , PHIL 248 , PSYC& 100 , PSYC& 200 , PSYC 207 , PSYC 208 , PSYC 210 , PSYC& 220 , PSYC 245 SOC 250 , SOC 288 .

Strongly Recommended:

Selected Courses:

General Electives - Minimum 25 Credits

Comprised of other college-level courses or unrestricted courses. A maximum of 15 credits allowed for restricted/vocational courses, and a maximum of 3 credits allowed in Physical Education. Please see the lists of Restricted Electives  and Elective Courses (Non-restricted) . Recommended: ANTH& 206 , GWS 284 , GWS 285 , GWS 286 , PHIL 102 , PHIL 210 , PHIL 240 , PHIL 248 , PSYC& 100 , PSYC& 200 , PSYC 207 , PSYC 208 , PSYC 210 , PSYC& 220 , PSYC 245 SOC 112 , SOC 250 , SOC 288 , World Language if required for university admission or graduation.

What is sociology?

Sociology is an academic and applied discipline that investigates the structure of groups, organizations and society, and how people interact within these contexts. Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and social causes that effect human behavior.

Contemporary issues in Sociology: Culture, Social Stratification, Complex Organizations and Social Institutions, Small Group Interaction, Deviant Behavior/Criminology, Social Problems, Marriage and Families, Gender, Race and Ethnicity, and Religions.

What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology?

Students who major in Sociology gain the knowledge and skills that can be applied to a wide range of careers. For example, sociologists become social workers, counselors, case managers, probation officers, professors, researchers, consultants, mediators, lawyers, statisticians, labor relations specialists and journalists.

Potential employers include: Federal, state and local governments, colleges and universities, courts and correctional facilities, hospitals, Health and Human Services, mental health facilities, law firms, public advocacy groups, private foundations, non-profit organizations, advertising and marketing firms, newspapers, radio and tv stations. For more, please visit http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.

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