A.A., Sociology

A.A.-T, Sociology


Sociology is the study of the human social behavior and its origins, development, organizations, and institutions. The study of human behavior in social context assists students to learn who we are, to get closer to the truth about the social world, and to become aware of ways to achieve desired social ends.

Sociology and other liberal arts majors stress the ability to observe, organize and write clearly, as well as the development of skills in the analysis of data and in collaborating with others. 


An Associate Degree, depending on the focus of study, is designed to prepare students for transfer into upper division course work in a bachelor’s degree program, or, to prepare students to enter the workforce in a particular vocational field.  To qualify for an Associate’s Degree, a student must: 

(1) complete each major-specific course required for the degree with at least a "C" grade or better,

(2) complete all Cuesta College general education, graduation and residency requirements,

(3) achieve an overall grade point average of 2.0 for all courses attempted (major, general education, elective), and

(4) submit an Associate’s Degree Application to Admissions and Records.



Budget Analyst Public Health Statistician
Correctional Counselor Public Opinion Analyst
Criminologist Public Relations Consultant
Demographer Recreational Specialist
Employment Counselor Social Ecologist
Government Research Analyst Social Worker
Industrial Sociologist Statistician
Interviewer/Researcher Teacher
Management Analyst Urban Planner
Migration Specialist Writer/Journalist
Parole/Probation Officer Youth Counselor
Population Analyst  


Degree/Certificate Types:
A.A. - Associate in Arts C.A. - Certificate of Achievement
A.S. - Associate in Science C.S. - Certificate of Specialization
A.A.-T. - Associate in Arts for Transfer C.C. - Certificate of Completion (Non Credit)
A.S.-T. - Associate in Science for Transfer