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Sociology Transfer Pathway, AA

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Total Credits: 60

Major Number: 5919
CIP Code: 24.0101

Program Description

The Sociology Transfer Pathway AA degree offers students a powerful option:  the opportunity to complete an Associate of Arts degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Sociology bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities enter the university with junior-year status. All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field.

Minnesota State universities include:  Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University.

Program Prerequisites


Special Instructions


Program Requirements

MnTC/General Education Requirements

Goal 1: Communication

Total Credits: 10

Goal 2: Critical Thinking

Fulfilled when all MnTC goals for this degree are complete.

Goal 3: Natural Sciences

Minimum of 7 credits. Two courses from two different disciplines with at least one traditional lab course.

Total Credits: 3

Goal 4: Math/Logical Reasoning

Minimum of 3 credits. Courses must be numbered between MATH 1025  and MATH 1082 , or PHIL 1041  

Total Credits: 3

Goal 5: History/Social/Behavioral Sciences

Minimum of 15 credits; from three different disciplines.

Total Credits: 15

Goal 6: Humanities/Fine Arts

Minimum of 9 credits. Three courses, at least ONE of which must be a literature course, from three different disciplines.

Total Credits: 9

Goals 7-10: Theme Goals

Three credits in each of four Goal areas selected from Goals 7, 8, 9 and 10 are required.  Many courses from Goals 1-6 also meet Goals 7-10. One course may fulfill a maximum of two Goals. Credits count only once.

Goal 7: Human Diversity

Goal 8: Global Perspectives

Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility

Goal 10: People and the Environment

Total Credits: 44

MnTC Elective Requirements


Additional Elective Requirements

Total Credits: 12

Additional Requirements

Physical Education/Health
Select 2 credits in PE/HLTH. At least one of which must be an activity course in PE.

  • PE Activity Course (any course PE 1004-PE 2098) Credits: 1
  • PE/HLTH Physical Education/Health (any course PE 1004-PE 2098; HLTH 1001-HLTH 1075 if needed)

Total Credits: 2

Total Credits: 2

Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note


Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

This transfer pathway degree is designed to transfer to the following Minnesota State university designated baccalaureate degree majors. This information is subject to change. Refer to the Century College program webpage, AA degrees and the MnTCtransfer university websites, and Transferology for current information. Contact your Century academic advisor/counselor for more details and assistance.

Bemidji State University:

  • Sociology, BA

Metropolitan State University:

  • Social Science, BA

Minnesota State University, Mankato:

  • Applied Sociology, BA
  • Sociology, BA
  • Applied Sociology, BS
  • Sociology, BS

Minnesota State University, Moorhead:

  • Sociology, BA

Southwest Minnesota State University:

  • Sociology, BA

St. Cloud State University:

  • Sociology, BA
  • Sociology, BA (Concentration in Critical Applied Sociology)

Winona State University:

  • Sociology, BA

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  1. Describe key concepts and overarching themes in the field of sociology
  2. Analyze the role of organizations and institutions in social interactions and processes
  3. Apply sociological concepts to real and hypothetical scenarios
  4. Describe how sociologists engage in scientific inquiry to answer empirical research questions
  5. Analyze the role of social inequality and stratification in social interactions and processes
  6. Analyze how sociological principles apply to diverse populations
  7. Communicate knowledge of sociological principles through various methods, such as verbally, in writing, or through formal presentations.

Program Contact Information

Susannah Dolance 651.779.3459 Room 3461 West

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.

Total Credits: 15

Semester 2

Total Credits: 16

Semester 3

Total Credits: 16

Semester 4

Total Credits: 13


This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu

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