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Sociology Transfer Pathway Associate of Arts Degree

Location(s): In Person and Online


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Program Overview

Major ID: TPSO

Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, Summer

The Sociology Transfer Pathway focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. It includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete the Sociology Transfer Pathway AA Degree will be prepared to transfer to a baccalaureate program in Sociology. With a degree in Sociology you can work in a number of fields, such as education, social work, politics, gerontology, health care, research and more!

Program Outcomes

  1. Identify core sociological concepts.
  2. Apply major sociological theories.
  3. Use social scientific research methods.
  4. Discuss the components of social structure.
  5. Communicate sociological concepts orally and in writing.

Program Faculty 

Kris D’Meier
Kris.D’Meier@saintpaul.edu

Jolene Sundlie
jolene.sundlie@saintpaul.edu

Program Advisors

Pathway Advisors are the Academic Advisors for the Associate of Arts degree and are located in the Advising Center, Room 1340, Main Floor. For assistance or additional information, please call our Advising Center at 651.846.1739 or email: advising@saintpaul.edu

Additional Requirements

  • At least 60 earned college-level credits (40 MnTC credits and 20 additional MnTC, pre-major or elective credits)
  • A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1711  
  • Associate of Arts (AA) cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Meet Saint Paul College residency requirement: 20 credits. This requirement may be reduced to 12 credits with transfer of at least 12 college-level credits from another Minnesota State College and University or the University of Minnesota. 

Transfer Opportunities

Saint Paul College has transfer agreements & partnerships between many post-secondary institutions. For more information please go to saintpaul.edu/Transfer.

Program Requirements


Subtotal: 10 Credits


Any MnTC Goal 5 course; however, the following are recommended:


MnTC Requirements


Refer to the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) Course List  for each Goal Area

  • Goal 1: Communication 9 Credits

    ENGL 1711 Composition 1  - 4 Credits
    ENGL 1712 Composition 2  - 2 Credits
    COMM 17XX - 3 Credits
     
  • Goal 2: Critical Thinking
    Fulfilled when 10 goal areas (40 credits) are completed.
     
  • Goal 3: Natural Science 7 Credits
    Two courses from two different disciplines, one of which must be a lab course.
     
  • Goal 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning 3 Credits
    One course numbered between 1700-1799 or 2700-2799.
     
  • Goal 5: History, Social Sciences and Behavioral Sciences 9 Credits
    Three courses from two different disciplines.
    Emphasis courses SOCI 1710   - 4 Credits and SOCI 1730  - 3 Credits will count toward Goal 5.
    One additional non-SOCI course is required.

     
  • Goal 6: Humanities & Fine Arts 9 Credits
    Three courses from two different disciplines.
    Select courses to meet all 10 Goal Areas

MnTC Requirements Total: 40 Credits


Course Sequence


Students are allowed to take the courses in any sequence. However, all course prerequisites need to be followed. For specific suggestions, please speak with a Pathway Advisor or one of the program faculty. Students should consult with the Program Advisor each semester. Not all courses are offered each semester; a selection of courses is offered summer term.

Total Program Credits: 60


If courses are counted in both the Pathway Requirements and the MnTC Requirements students may need to complete additional classes to reach the 60 credit total.

Information is subject to change. This Program Requirements Guide is not a contract.

Minimum Program Entry Requirements
Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements:

Reading: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in READ 0722  or READ 0724   or EAPP 0900  

Writing: Score of 250+ on Reading Comprehension or grade of “C” or better in ENGL 0922  or EAPP 0900  

Arithmetic: Score of 200+

Assessment Results and Prerequisites: Students admitted into Saint Paul College programs may need to complete additional courses based on assessment results and course prerequisite requirements. Certain MATH, READ, and ENGL courses have additional prerequisites.

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