Dec 05, 2020  
2016 - 2018 CNM Catalog, Volume 49 
2016 - 2018 CNM Catalog, Volume 49 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Sociology, Associate of Arts

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School of Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences (CHSS)

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.

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Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations


Career and Educational Opportunities

Many of the courses in this program are transferable and some may be applied to four-year degree programs at other institutions. CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in New Mexico and elsewhere.


The 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. A concentration is not required to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at UNM.

Students interested in transferring to UNM should consult the UNM Sociology Department. 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 should also consult a faculty advisor and/or an Academic Coach with CNM Connect Services.

Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites

Students may demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by Diploma/GPA , placement exam scores , or specific course work.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Associate of Arts in Sociology 60-61 credit hours

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.

* MATH 1330  recommended for transfer to NMHU.

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 Transfer Track Approved Electives

UNM Human Services & Social Policy Transfer Track Approved Electives

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