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2023-2024 Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Catalog

Pre-Sociology, A.A. (General Transfer)


Academic Program Code: 537

This program is designed to offer a clear pathway for students wanting to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program in Sociology at a 4-year institution. With a background knowledge in sociology, the bachelor degree recipient in the field may consider jobs in both private and public sectors, in areas such as human resources, social services, non-profit organization, community service and advocacy, criminal justice, politics, post-secondary teaching, and so much more.  By declaring this Pre-Major, students are on track to graduate from GRCC and transfer to a 4-year college or university to major in Sociology.  

General Transfer Notes & Michigan Transfer Agreement


The coursework needed to complete this program is listed below.  The courses commonly transfer and satisfy 4-year program requirements at 4-year institutions in Michigan.  

To ensure maximum transferability of individual courses, all course selections should be based on the degree, major, minor, or academic interest at the 4-year transfer institution students plan to attend. 

Students should research and utilize all transfer resources available to maximize the number of GRCC courses that transfer and apply to their 4-year program. 

Because transferability of courses varies by institution, students should contact the 4-year institution they plan to attend to obtain detailed information about transfer requirements. The 4-year institutions ultimately make the decisions about how each course will be used to meet their program requirements.

GRCC advisors and faculty are available to help students navigate transfer resources and create an individualized transfer plan, including selection of courses, which meets all GRCC and transfer institution requirements. 

Graduates of this program will earn an Associate of Arts degree from GRCC and may be eligible to earn the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) credential. 

Admission requirements to 4-year institutions and 4-year programs vary. Students should review the specific admission requirements for the institution and program to which they are transferring.

General Education Courses


Select a minimum of 30 credit hours of coursework from the General Education course list. Select coursework as directed below.  Use transfer resources available to select coursework based on the transfer requirements of the bachelor’s degree program and institution to which you are transferring.  See the “Program Elective Courses” section for courses that may also satisfy GRCC General Education Courses  Requirements.

English Composition and Communciations


Humanities


Select two (2) Humanities General Education Electives from two (2) different subject areas.  Only one (1) Foreign Language course can be used for the Humanities requirement.

Social Sciences


Select two (2) Social Sciences General Education Electives from two (2) different subject areas.

Natural Sciences and Mathematics


Natural Sciences


Select two (2) Natural Sciences General Education courses from two (2) different subject areas; one (1) must be a lab.

Mathematics


Select one (1) Mathematics General Education Elective

General Education Total Credit Hours


30 (minimum)

Program Courses


Program Elective Courses


Select a minimum of one (1) course from the list below based on your transfer requirements. You may be able to select more than the minimum number of courses required for this section depending on the program and degree requirements at the institution to which you are transferring.

Open Elective Courses


The remaining number of courses needed to complete the program will depend on the number of credit hours remaining needed to reach the 60 credits required for graduation. Course selections should be made based on transfer requirements.

Total Credit Hours


60

In What Order Should I Take Classes?


Please select courses from the Priority I list.  Select courses based on the number of credits you are taking in the semester, for example, if you are a part time student you do not have to take all of the courses listed.  If you are unable to schedule Priority I courses, move to and select from the list of Priority II, Priority III, and Priority IV courses.

Priority I

Priority II

EN 101 - English Composition I  

General Education - Mathematics

General Education

General Education

SO 251 - Principles of Sociology  

OR

SO 254 - Social Problems  

OR

SO 260 - Race and Ethnicity  

 

EN 101 - English Composition I  

OR

COM 131 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking   

OR 

COM 135 - Interpersonal Communication   

General Education

General Education

General Education - Natural Sciences (Lab/Non)

SO 251 - Principles of Sociology  

OR

SO 254 - Social Problems  

OR

SO 260 - Race and Ethnicity  

Priority III

Priority IV

General Elective - Natural Sciences (Lab/Non)

SO 251 - Principles of Sociology  

OR

SO 254 - Social Problems  

OR

SO 260 - Race and Ethnicity  

Program Elective Course

Open Elective Course

 

Open Elective Course

Open Elective Course

Open Elective Course

Open Elective Course

Open Elective Course

NOTE: This priority schedule assumes the student is prepared to take the courses listed. If prerequisites are required, additional semesters may be required to complete this degree.

Meet with an Academic Program Advisor and consult my Academic Progress for specific degree requirements.