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Sociology is a disciplined quest for the understanding of human behavior—particularly in urban, industrial society. Through a systematic analysis of society, its groups, institutions and processes, sociologists hope to better understand and predict human behavior. The introductory course provides a foundation in sociological concepts, with the goal of having students acquire the perspective in sociology and the ability to see their personal position in a societal context. Other sociology courses focus on social problems, race and ethnic relations and the family.

TRANSFER REQUIREMENTS in Sociology are available in the Counseling Center. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for specific transfer requirements. Positions for which four-year graduates in Sociology are qualified include, but are not confined to, research, social work, personnel and corrections/probation work.

Careers in Sociology

  • International Relations
  • Health Care
  • Business Consultation
  • Urban Social Work
  • Politics and Government
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • City Management
  • Evaluation Research
  • Child Welfare
  • Gerontology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business
  • Public Health Educator
  • Urban Planning
  • Community Organizing
  • Social Research
  • Market Analyst
  • Advertising
  • Personnel Coordinator
  • Market Research
  • Environmental Impact Worker
  • Caseworker
  • …and many more!
View the American Sociological Association’s online guide to Careers in Sociology


Sociology for Transfer

AA-T Degree

Sociology is a disciplined quest for the understanding of human behavior, particularly in urban, industrial society. Through a systematic analysis of society, its groups, institutions and processes, sociologists hope to better understand and predict human behavior. The introductory course provides a foundation in sociological concepts, with the goal of having students acquire the perspective in sociology and the ability to see their personal position in a societal context. Other sociology courses focus on social problems, race and ethnic relations and the family.

The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer degree (AA-T) prepares students to transfer into the CSU system to complete a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Students completing the Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer degree and meeting the CSU minimum eligibility requirements are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Upon transfer, students will be required to complete no more than 60 units to earn a bachelor’s degree.

To earn the Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer degree, students must complete 60 CSU-transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0, including:

  • completion of the major requirements with grades of C or better; and
  • certified completion of either the California State University General Education Breadth pattern, or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum.

It is highly recommended that, prior to transferring, students complete courses that satisfy the CSU United States History, Constitution and American Ideals graduation requirement. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

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  • W 107
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Nicolette Caperello Part-time Instructor, Sociology

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Professor Caperello teaches Introduction to Sociology at Sierra College. Her college career began at the community college level, attending both... More

Kathy Connelly Part-time Instructor, Sociology

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Kathy graduated from Chico State with a double major in Sociology and Psychology. She went on to earn a Master of Arts in Sociology and began... More

Joseph Farrelly Part-time Instructor, Sociology

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

For more than 30 years Professor Joe Farrelly has developed and managed social services programs in both public and nonprofit agencies, and has... More

Jennifer Kattman Instructor, Sociology

  • W 217
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Jennifer received her Master of Arts degree in Sociology in 2002 and began teaching Sociology at Sierra College in 2005. Prior to teaching at... More

Jason Logan Part-time Instructor, Sociology

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Jason Logan began his college career at Sacramento City College in 2000. There, an introductory course in Sociology sparked his interest in the... More

Megan Seely Department Chair, Instructor, Sociology, Human Development and Family

  • W 202
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Megan started teaching Sociology and Women's Studies in 1999 after receiving her Master of Arts degree in Sociology in 1998. She teaches the full... More

Len Wynn Summers Part-time Instructor, Sociology

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Santos Torres Part-time Instructor, Sociology

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Dr. Santos Torres, Jr. In addition to teaching Sociology at Sierra College, Dr. Santos Torres, Jr. is currently a professor in the Division of... More

Brandi Fowler Instructor

  • N1 111
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Brandi Fowler grew up in Nevada County Ca, and took classes at Sierra College as an undergraduate. Later she attended and earned a BA at UCSB... More

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