A.A. - Transfer Degree
This combined major in the behavioral sciences allows students continuing at the university to major in either field. Also, students considering a career in social work or other human services can use this program as a solid preparation for those careers.
Graduates will demonstrate (1) basic knowledge in psychology and sociology that will prepare them for transfer to the university and (2) critical thinking skills in AWC’s General Education focus areas.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the sociological discipline.
- Demonstrate an understanding about the relationship between individuals and the group.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of psychology.
- Demonstrate an understanding of various mental health disorders.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the consequences of current social problems.
- Apply sociological principles to better understand racial and ethnic issues.
- Demonstrate an understanding of social science research methodology.
Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements
The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program. For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes.
Program Requirements Based on Fall/Spring rotation. (AGEC-A certificate also included)
|Freshman Composition I||3||GE-Composition|
|MAT 142||College Mathematics (or higher)||3||GE-Mathematics|
|PSY 101||Introduction to Psychology||3||Major Requirement|
|SOC 101||Introduction to Sociology||3||Major Requirement|
|BIO 100||Biology Concepts (recommended)||4||GE-Physical & Biological Sciences|
- Meet professors one-on-one
- Research University Degree Program options (or check Transfer tab above)
- Plan with your advisor after midterm grades posted
- Register with Jobs 4 Matadors
- Attend AWC Majors Fair & Career Expos
|Freshman Composition II||3||GE-Composition|
|PSY 270||Social Psychology||3||Major Requirement|
|ARH 141||Survey of World Art 1 (recommended)||3||GE-Arts|
|PHI 105||Intro to Ethics (recommended)||3||GE-Humanities|
|BIO 160||Intro to Anatomy & Physiology Concepts (recommended)||4||GE-Physical & Biological Sciences|
- Join a club
|PSY 281||Abnormal Psychology||3||Major Requirement|
|SOC 230||Social Problems||3||Major Requirement|
|PSY 230||Statistics for Social Sciences||4||Departmental Requirement|
|SOC 160||Close Relationships (recommended)||3||GE-Social & Behavioral|
|CIS 120||Intro to Computer Information Systems (recommended)||3||GE-Additional Course|
- If transferring, apply to universities
- Visit universities campus
- Apply for internship or volunteer opportunities
|PSY 290||Intro to Research Methods||4||Major Requirement|
|SOC 240||Racial/Ethnic Relations||3||Major Requirement|
|PSY 170||Human Sexuality (recommended)||3||GE-Social & Behavioral|
|PSY 238||Human Development (recommended)||3||General Elective|
|SPC 110||Intro to Speech Communications (recommended)||3||GE-Additonal Course|
- Apply for Graduation
- Attend Etiquette Lunch
- Meet with Career Services
- Apply for university scholarship opportunities
|UNIVERSITY / LOCATION||DEGREE||MAJOR||LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT|
|Arizona State University – multiple locations||BA, BS||see specific program|
|Northern Arizona University – multiple locations||BS||see specific program|
|University of Arizona – multiple locations||BA, BS||see specific program|