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.


Jill Schultz
Department Chair

Simone Dalmida
Academic Office Manager

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Courses Credits
EN 101–English Composition 3
Mathematics Elective (GenEd course list) 3/4
Social & Behavioral Sciences  
AN 101–Introduction to Anthropology ‡ 3
EC 201–Principles of Economics (Macro) 3
ED/PS 208–Human Growth & Development 3
HI 201–History of the United States   or  
HI 202–History of the United States 3
PI 104–American Government: National 3
PS 101–General Psychology 3
SO 101–Introduction to Sociology 3
SO 102–Social Problems ‡ 3
SO 202–Marriage and Family 3
Arts & Humanities  
Arts Elective (GenEd course list) ‡ 3
Humanities Elective (GenEd course list) ‡ 3
EN 102–English Composition & Literature 3
Biological & Physical Sciences   
Biological & Physical Sciences Elective (Lab course) (GenEd course list) 4
Biological & Physical Sciences Elective (GenEd course list) 3/4
Interdisciplinary & Emerging Issues  
Wellness Elective  (GenEd course list) 3
Computer Literacy Elective  (GenEd course list)  or  
Interdisciplinary Issues Elective  (GenEd course list) ‡  or  
Multicultural Issues & Perspectives Elective (GenEd course list) ‡ 3
Other Requirements  
Electives ‡ 6
Total 61/63

‡ All degree-seeking students must complete a Cultural Competency course in order to graduate. AN 101 fulfills this requirement.
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.