Catalog Year 2017/2018

A.A. Degree, Transfer
An Option of Arts & Sciences

Designed to give students the opportunity to transfer to a four-year institution. Students acquire knowledge and skills necessary to work with people in a changing society.

Two Year Course Rotation


Nicole Welch
Academic Office Manager
Office: H-225

Michael Powell, J.D.,Ph.D.
Social Science Department Chair
Office: H-240

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  • Students must complete their credit English and Mathematics within the first 24 credits.
  • One general education course must meet the cultural competence graduation requirement. 
  • CORE: The General Education CORE is that foundation of the higher education curriculum providing a coherent intellectual experience for all students. Students should check with an advisor or the transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting General Education CORE requirements.
Course Credits
EN 101–English Composition 3
Mathematics Elective (GenEd course list)  3/4
Social & Behavioral Sciences  Two courses selected from different disciplines
Social & Behavioral Sciences Electives (GenEd course list) 6
Arts & Humanities
Three GenEd courses, one selected from each area: Arts, Humanities, and Communications 9
Biological & Physical Sciences (One lab course required)
Two courses, one of which must be a lab science (GenEd course list)
Biological & Physical Science Electives (GenEd course list) 7/8
General Education Elective  (Select from GenEd course list) 3
PE/Health Requirement 1
Area of Concentration
Students should check with an advisor or transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting their courses.
Select 12 credits from the following: 12
SO101–Introduction to Sociology (3)
SO102–Social Problems (3) (meets cultural competence requirement)
SO201–Criminology (3)
SO202–Marriage and Family (3)
SO207–Sociology of Sexuality (3)
PS202–Social Psychology (3)
PS209–Women’s Studies (3)
Electives  16
Students should check with an advisor or transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting their electives.
Total 60
Students will be able to:
  1. Understand the sociological perspective which is defined as the ability to see the connections between our personal experience and the larger forces of history.
  2. Perform sociological analyses on selected contemporary social issues (e.g., education, poverty, globalization, war).
  3. Describe sociological research methods and interpret sociological research.
  4. Identify and articulate the interplay of macro and micro level structural forces and the influence of culture in shaping behavior.
  5. Understand the stratified nature of globalization and the importance of intercultural differences within and between local and global communities.
  6. Communicate effectively on how sociology contributes to an understanding of the social world.
  7. Develop sociological knowledge, skills, and values that can be applied in transfer programs and various occupations.
  8. Recognize how social life is structured in ways that influence choices, opportunities, and action.
The Career & Transfer Center has a variety of print and electronic resources available to help with transfer planning. ARTSYS, a computerized articulation system created especially to help community college students transfer to Maryland four-year institutions is available, as well as College Source and College Board. College Source also allows students to view college catalogs from across the nation. For more information, visit the Career & Transfer Center, Enrollment Services Building, J-201, 301.846.2594.