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Sociology

Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (LASDTAA)

This pathway meets requirements for the Associate of Arts-Direct Transfer Agreement degree (AA-DTA) with a concentration in Sociology. Completion
of this degree opens doors to a variety of careers in sectors including non-profit, business, government, marketing, advertising, social justice,
and education. It also allows you to transfer at ...

This pathway meets requirements for the Associate of Arts-Direct Transfer Agreement degree (AA-DTA) with a concentration in Sociology. Completion
of this degree opens doors to a variety of careers in sectors including non-profit, business, government, marketing, advertising, social justice,
and education. It also allows you to transfer at the junior level into a Sociology program at a four-year college or university.

Students in this pathway think from a systems perspective, broaden their worldview, and become thoughtful citizens of the world. Students
develop skills in analysis and research, multicultural awareness, computer and technical literacy, group communication and collaboration,
interpersonal communication, institutional analysis, critical thinking, and reading and writing skills.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Units
Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (LASDTAA) Full time : 6 90

You may need more or fewer units depending on your transferred credits, individual situation, and goals.

Before Quarter One

 

Step 1: Apply and register at North Seattle College anytime (the application is always free). Once you become a student, register for classes using the online class schedule and go to the academic calendar for registration dates and tuition deadlines.

Step 2: See an advisor to create a personalized educational plan by the end of your second quarter. Your plan will include prerequisites, graduation requirements, and transfer preparation if you plan to transfer to another college or university to earn a bachelor's degree.

A sample schedule and quarterly to-do list are below. The schedule and to-do list will help you explore courses and complete tasks on time. The guide assumes a fall quarter start, but you can begin in any quarter.

Note about the sample schedule: Courses are offered in various formats and may not be offered each quarter. Click the button with arrows throughout the map to expand the section and view detailed information.

Sample Schedule and Quarterly To-Do List

90 Units

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Quarter 1
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
SOC&101
Intro to Sociology
5 units
ENGL&101
English Composition I
5 units
MATH&146
Introduction to Stats
5 units
Quarter 2
To-Do List
16 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Create an educational plan with your assigned advisor.
  • Apply for financial aid for the upcoming academic year in Winter or Spring quarter to maximize your funding options.
  • Research and develop a list of four-year colleges and universities.
  • Attend transfer events at North and universities of interest.
  • Visit North's Transfer webpage for transfer information.
  • Explore sociology-related internships with North's Internship Coordinator.
Integrated Studies: ENGL&102
Composition II
5 units
Integrated Studies: SSC101
Intro to Res Skills
3 units
ENVS&101
Intro to Env Science
5 units
HDC100 or Physical Education (PEC) course
Choose a course
3 units
Quarter 3
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
ANTH275 or CSC110 or SCI101
Choose a course
5 units
PSYC&100
General Psychology
5 units
WMN200 or AME151 or Individuals/Cultures/Societies
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 4
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Update your educational plan and confirm your program of study with your assigned advisor.
  • Contact Sociology department at potential universities.
  • Write your personal statement for university applications.

 

World Language I
5 units
BIOL&100
Survey of Biology
5 units
WMN205
Women In The Global Cont
5 units
Quarter 5
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Apply for financial aid for the upcoming academic year in Winter or Spring quarter to maximize your funding options.
  • Apply to universities or colleges and scholarships.
  • Explore sociology-related internships with North's Internship Coordinator.
  • Check out the American Sociological Association and Pacific Sociological Association.
  • Apply for the AA-DTA degree in ctcLink. Check with your assigned advisor to be sure you are meeting degree requirements.
SOC271
Introduction to Deviance
5 units
World Language II or Elective
Choose a course
5 units
HUM110 or ART&100
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 6
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Check in with university for transfer plan.
  • Order cap and gown for commencement and join alumni association.
  • Attend on-campus graduation fair and commencement ceremony.
SOC215
Criminology
5 units
World Language III or Elective
Choose a course
5 units
CMST&220 or CMST&230 or CMST205
Choose a course
5 units

More Information

 A Sociology pathway can lead to various career opportunities. Examples include: 

  • Sociologist
  • Market Analyst
  • Behavioral Analyst
  • Teacher
  • Statistician
  • Data Scientist
  • Criminologist
  • Probation Officer
  • Social Service Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist

A Bachelor's degree or higher may be required for some careers listed above. For current employment and wage estimates, please visit
www.bls.gov/oes.
 

Once you complete the AA-DTA degree, additional educational opportunities include:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Sociology or a related field at a four-year college or university.
  • A Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree at one of the Seattle Colleges.

North Seattle College has direct transfer agreements with four-year institutions throughout Washington state, including the University of Washington, Washington State University, and Seattle University. Sociology graduates from North have also transferred to out-of-state institutions.

Program and admissions requirements vary from college-to-college. Contact an advisor to create an educational plan tailored to transfer to the institution of your choice.

Learn more about the Transfer process, Transfer agreements, and Bachelor’s degrees including transferring to top universities around the state and nation, such as Historically Black Universities and Colleges.

Financial Aid and Funding Resources

It's time to apply for Financial Aid for next year by completing
either the FAFSA or the WASFA 2022-23.

Need help paying for college?

To apply for financial aid, including grants and scholarships you don’t have to pay back, visit North's Financial Aid Department for details. Part-time and full-time students can qualify for financial aid funds.

Area of Study

Social Sciences, Humanities, and Language

Program Contact

Department Coordinator
Geoffrey Palmer
email
(206) 934-7021

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Division

Location
IB 2312

Division Contacts
(206) 934-3709

Mailing Address
NSC Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Division
9600 College Way N
3nc2312
Seattle, WA 98103

Advising Contact

Contact the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Languages Area of Study advisor 

206-934-3658