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2013 - 2014 CNM Catalog April 2013, Volume 46 
2013 - 2014 CNM Catalog April 2013, Volume 46 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Sociology, Associate of Arts

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Program Description

Sociology is a social science that examines the social lives of individuals, groups, and societies. The discipline covers a range of topics, from the analysis of short contacts between anonymous individuals on the street to the study of global social processes. Information about career options for sociology majors is offered by the American Sociological Association.


Career and Educational Opportunities

Gainful Employment information is available from Job Connection Services.

The two-year program listed below is designed to meet the requirements for an Associate of Arts in Sociology from CNM and prepare a student to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at University of New Mexico (UNM). Currently, UNM offers two concentrations for the sociology degree: pre-law and human services and social policy. These concentrations have slightly different requirements; courses accepted for each concentration are listed.

Students interested in transfer to UNM should consult the UNM Sociology Department and/or advisor at (505) 277-2501. However, students from CNM seeking a baccalaureate degree may also transfer to other institutions. Students should always refer to the catalog of their intended transfer institution for specific admission and curricular requirements. Students may also consult a CNM faculty advisor and/or the CNM Academic Advising Center for assistance.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites

Students must demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by placement exam, scores  or specific course work.


Term 1

Term 2

Term 4

Associate of Arts in Sociology 62-64 credit hour(s)

This information is meant to serve as a general guide for students intending to major in Sociology. Specific requirements for transfer will vary from school to school. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the four year transfer school to confirm specific admission and degree requirements.

Program Approved Electives

UNM transfer students should choose their CNM Sociology courses based on their intended emphasis in their sociology major at UNM. Choose from the following list of courses:

UNM Pre-Law Approved Electives

UNM Human Services & Social Policy Approved Electives

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