Catalog 2019-2020 
    Jul 05, 2022  
Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology Statewide Articulation Agreement, A.A. (2 years)

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Associate of Arts Degree


The Sociology Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement is designed for the student who is planning to transfer to a participating public four-year Colorado college or university that offers this program within the minimum number of credits designated by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

Courses with a 3-character bracketed code (for example, “English Composition I [CO1]” ), in which a student earns the final grade of “C” or better are guaranteed to transfer to every public Colorado college or university. Although courses in which a “D” grade is earned may apply toward the AA degree at Aims, they are not guaranteed to transfer. Students may want to check with the next school they plan to attend in order to determine transferability, or may want to repeat those courses to receive a better grade.

Please view the Colorado Department of Higher Education web site for participating institutions and any additional degree requirement details (CDHE Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreements/Degrees with Designation). Students should contact receiving institution for course transferability or additional requirements when selecting courses.

Degree Requirements for the Sociology Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement:

General Education Requirements:

Total Communication Credits for A.A. Degree: 6


*One GT Pathways course [MA1] is required - MAT 135 preferredExcept: Adams State University prefers MAT 121; Colorado Mesa University requires either MAT 120 or MAT 121; University of Colorado Denver requires MAT 121 or MAT 135; Western State Colorado University requires either MAT 120 or MAT 121.

Total Mathematics Credits for A.A. Degree: 3-4

Arts & Humanities:

Select three Arts & Humanities courses.

Total Arts & Humanities Credits for A.A. Degree: 9

Total History Credits for A.A. Degree: 3

Behavior & Social Sciences:

Select two Behavior and Social Science courses.

Total Behavior & Social Science Credits for A.A. Degree: 6

Physical & Life Sciences:

Select two courses. Students may choose an entire full-year sequence (e.g. CHE 111, 112) or a combination of courses. All course prerequisites for science courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.


In order to receive General Education credit for Integrated Science courses, students must complete both SCI 155 and SCI 156. Successful completion of both SCI 155 and SCI 156 will satisfy all General Education requirements in the Physical and Life Sciences category for the A.A. degree.

Total Physical & Life Science Credits for A.A. Degree: 8

Additional Required Courses:

Note: SOC courses used to satisfy this Additional Required Courses category cannot also count in the above Behavior & Social Sciences category above.

Total Additional Required Credits for A.A. Degree: 18


Students must take an additional 6-7 credits of electives. Students who take MAT 135 must take 7 elective credits. Electives may be chosen from the general education curriculum, other arts and science courses and specific Career and Technical courses (see Approved Degree Electives  ). A maximum of 3 credits of Physical Education courses are allowed in the A.A. degree electives.

Note: Additional Sociology (SOC) courses beyond the 5 courses (15 credit hours) identified above may not count toward the Sociology major at the receiving 4-year institution. Students should first consult with the institution to which they are considering transferring to assure additional courses will count toward the major.

Total Elective Credits for A.A. Degree: 6-7

Total Credits for A.A. Degree: 60

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