Sociology

Taking the following courses will prepare you to major in sociology at any UC campus.

Expected coursework

  • Introduction to sociology 1
  • Introduction to sociology 2 (typically "social problems")
  • Statistics for sociology majors
  • Sociological research methods

Use ASSIST to find the specific classes offered at your community college that will satisfy the expected coursework. In addition to the specific coursework above, you will need to fulfill minimum requirements expected of all transfer applicants to UC.

Associate Degree for Transfer

If you're working on an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) in sociology at your community college with the goal of applying to CSU as well as UC, there's a lot of overlap in coursework. The differences between what UC expects and what CSU requires for sociology transfer students is that the UC pathway expects courses in both statistics and research methods while CSU doesn't. Additional courses required for CSU may be eligible for UC credit at some campuses. Check ASSIST for details.

Applicable majors

The sociology pathway applies to the degree programs listed below. (More may be added in the year ahead.)

  • Sociology, A.B. at Davis
  • Sociology, B.A. at Berkeley
  • Sociology, B.A. at Irvine
  • Sociology, B.A. at Los Angeles
  • Sociology, B.A. at Merced
  • Sociology, B.A. and B.S. at Riverside
  • Sociology, B.A. at San Diego
  • Sociology, B.A. at Santa Barbara
  • Sociology, B.A. at Santa Cruz

Campus GPA requirements

Admission to different UC campuses and majors varies in competitiveness depending on how many students apply and how many slots are available. As a result, the minimum GPA and grade requirements for particular courses may vary from campus to campus. Make sure to look on the campus admissions websites to find minimum expected grade point averages for the major you are interested in.

Transfer Pathways

Sociology is one of UC's top majors offering a new Transfer Pathway: a single set of courses students can take to prepare for admission to any of UC’s nine undergraduate campuses.

Tools to help you prepare

  • Use ASSIST to ensure that your courses are accepted by each campus as part of major preparation.
  • Use the Transfer Admission Planner to track and plan your coursework.