Jan 23, 2022
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: 6
One GT Pathways Mathematics course (GT-MA1), prefer MAT 135 Introduction to Statistics, except:
• Adams State University prefers MAT 121 College Algebra;
• Colorado Mesa University requires either MAT 120 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts or MAT 121 College Algebra;
• University of Colorado Denver requires MAT 121 College Algebra or MAT 123: Finite Mathematics or MAT 135 Introduction to Statistics;
• Western Colorado University requires MAT 120 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts or MAT 121: College Algebra
Total Mathematics Credits: 3-4
Arts & Humanities:
Any three (3) GT Pathways Arts & Humanities courses (GT-AH1, GT- AH2, GT-AH3, or GT-AH4) .
GT-AH1 (Arts and Expression)
GT-AH2 (Literature and Humanities)
GT-AH3 (Ways of Thinking)
GT-AH4 (World Languages; must be Intermediate/200 level)
Total Arts & Humanities Credits 9
One GT Pathways History course (GT-HI1).
Social and Behavioral Sciences:
Two GT Pathways Social & Behavioral Sciences courses (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3).
GT-SS1 ( Economic or Political Systems)
GT-SS3 (Human Behavior, Culture, or Social Frameworks)
Total Social & Behavioral Sciences Credits: 6
Natural & Physical Sciences:
Two GT Pathways Natural & Physical Sciences courses (GT-SC1).
GT-SC1 (Natural & Physical Sciences w/Req Lab)
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: 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: 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 2021-2022 ). 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: 6-7
Total Credits for A.A. Degree: 60