Associate of Arts with a Concentration in Sociology

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Certificate(s) may have an open elective or an open Math, Communications, Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Natural and Physical Sciences that will not display on this page as an overlapping course.  See Certificate Program page for complete list of certificate requirements.  

MATH-1410Elementary Probability and Statistics I3
DEGR-XXXXForeign Language (if needed) or Elective3-4
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Honors Speech Communication
Select one of the following:3
College Composition I
Honors College Composition I
DEGR-XXXXOhio Transfer 36 Arts and Humanities Requirement (must select from two different disciplines - see below list) 13
DEGR-XXXXForeign Language (if needed) or Elective3-4
DEGR-XXXXOhio Transfer 36 Natural Science Requirement3
Select one of the following:3
Social Problems
Honors Social Problems
Select one of the following:3
College Composition II
Honors College Composition II
SOC-2020Sociology of the Family3
DEGR-XXXXOhio Transfer 36 Natural Science Requirement (Must include Lab)3-4
DEGR-XXXXOhio Transfer 36 Arts and Humanities Requirement (must be from two different disciplines - see below list) 13
DEGR-XXXXElective (see below list)3
Elective (See below list)3
SOC-2550Race and Ethnic Relations3
DEGR-XXXXOhio Transfer 36 Social and Behavioral Science Requirement (see below list) 13
DEGR-XXXXOhio Transfer 36 Arts and Humanities Requirement (must be from two different disciplines - see below list) 13
DEGR-XXXXElective (see below list)3

Students must select at least one course from the Civic Responsibility list below to fulfill either an open Social and Behavioral Science requirement or an open Arts and Humanities requirement.


MATH-1240 Contemporary Mathematics may apply towards elective requirements for students who do not place into MATH-1410 Elementary Probability and Statistics I on Math Placement Test.

Foreign Language Requirement

The majority of schools require at least 6-8 credits of foreign language at the College level to complete a Bachelor of Arts in English; however, the Foreign Language requirement varies from institution to institution and may depend on how many foreign language courses you took at the high school level.  For this reason, you should check with your intended transfer institution to determine how many foreign language credits are required for your intended transfer program and plan accordingly.   To fulfill foreign language requirements, you should select from the below Transfer Assurance Guide approved foreign language courses.  If your intended program of study doesn't require foreign language or you have fulfilled the requirement based on coursework taken in high school, you may select other appropriate Ohio Transfer 36 or Transfer Assurance Guide approved courses as electives, in place of the foreign language requirement.  See recommendations below for elective course selection.  Note, if your transfer school requires more than 6-8 credits of foreign language, you can apply those credits towards the elective requirement or take the additional coursework at your four year institution.

Foreign Language Requirement
ASL-1010Beginning American Sign Language I4
ASL-1020Beginning American Sign Language II4
ASL-2010Intermediate American Sign Language I4
ASL-2020Intermediate American Sign Language II4
FREN-1010Beginning French I4
FREN-1020Beginning French II4
FREN-2010Intermediate French I3
FREN-2020Intermediate French II3
GER-1010Beginning German I4
ITAL-1010Beginning Italian Language and Culture I4
ITAL-1020Beginning Italian II4
SPAN-1011Beginning Spanish Language and Cultures I4
SPAN-1021Beginning Spanish Language and Culture II4
SPAN-2010Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture I3
SPAN-2020Intermediate Spanish Language and Cultures II3

Recommended Electives

It is recommended that you select from the below Transfer Assurance Guide approved courses that could be used towards completing a minor in Anthropology, Social Work, Political Science or Psychology at your four-year institution to fulfill their elective requirements.  Note: courses marked with an * also can be used to fulfill social and behavioral science requirements.  ANTH-1210 Human Evolution can be used to fulfill Natural Science Requirements (with lab).  

Anthropology Minor
ANTH-1010Cultural Anthropology *3
ANTH-1210Human Evolution4
ANTH-2110Archaeology *3
Social Work Minor
SOC-2040Introduction to Social Work3
SOC-2051Introduction to Social Welfare3
PSY-1010General Psychology *3
Political Science
POL-1010American National Government *3
or POL-101H Honors American National Government
POL-1020State & Local Government *3
POL-2030Comparative Politics *3
POL-2070International Relations *3
Psychology Minor
PSY-1010General Psychology *3
PSY-2040Social Psychology *3
PSY-2050Psychology of Personality *3

Civic Responsibility Electives

HUM-1020The Individual in Society3
HUM-102HHonors Individual in Society3
HUM-1030The Individual in Cosmos3
HUM-2020Community Engagement Through the Humanities3
PHIL-1000Critical Thinking3
PHIL-202HHonors Ethics3
PHIL-2060Business Ethics3
GEOG-2030Environmental Geography3
HIST-1510United States History to 18773
HIST-1520United States History Since 18773
HIST-152HHonors United States History since 18773
POL-1010American National Government3
POL-101HHonors American National Government3
POL-1020State & Local Government3
POL-2030Comparative Politics3
POL-2070International Relations3
WGS-2120Women and Politics3

MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement.  These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016.  Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.

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