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Sociology Pre-Major, AA-DTA Planning Guide


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How to use this Planning Guide:

This planning guide is a tool to help you understand what classes are recommended for this pre-major; review this information with your advisor as you develop an educational plan. 

  • Use the fillable AA-DTA Degree Planning Guide  with the information below to plan your path to completing this pre-major. 
  • Click on “print degree planner” for a print-friendly version of this planning guide
  • The Class Schedule will tell you which classes each quarter meet requirements for your pre-major. 
  • The Annual Schedule  can provide information about when classes are typically offered throughout the year.

Where does my path start?

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

Use the , 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.


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:

HUM 105 , CMST 203 , CMST 285 , GWS 284 , HIST 245 , MCS 105 , PSYC 230 .

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: SOC& 101 , SOC& 201 .

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.

Where can I go for help?


General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229
206-546-4559
advising@shoreline.edu
www.shoreline.edu/advising

International Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9302
206-546-4697
ieadvisors@shoreline.edu
www.shoreline.edu/international/advising/

Career Planning

www.shoreline.edu/job-career-services/

Sociology Faculty Advisor

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

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.

Shoreline Community College


16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696

206-546-4101

www.shoreline.edu

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