Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Sociology 2010-2014

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

General Education

Transfer Equivalency website

Required Courses

University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits
SOC 204 Intro to Sociology SOC 204 General Sociology: Sociology in Everyday Life 4

Additional Suggested Courses

University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits
SOC 205 Institutions & Social Change SOC 205 Gen Soc: Social Change and Social Institutions 4
SOC 206 Social Problems & Issues SOC 206 Gen Soc: Social Problems 4


Transfer students may apply a maximum of 12 credits of lower division sociology credits toward a degree in sociology. A minimum grade point average of 2.00 must be earned in sociology course work. A grade of "C-" or above is required in SOC 300, SOC 413, SOC 315, and SOC 316.

Sociology is the study of human social behavior. Sociologists examine processes of interaction within and between groups and resulting social systems. The undergraduate program in the Department of Sociology provides a broad understanding of human societies and culture for persons in all fields, with integrated programs for majors and minors in sociology leading to BA and BS degrees.

CAREERS Students earning bachelor’s degrees in sociology are found in a wide variety of vocations open to liberal arts graduates, including business, public administration, social services, recreation, criminal justice and teaching. Undergraduate education in sociology frequently serves as preparation for graduate and professional schools offering advanced degrees in law, urban planning and management, architecture, business administration, social work and other social sciences. Post-baccalaureate education is usually required for those seeking careers as professional social scientists in program and policy analysis, marketing, and postsecondary education.

UNDERGRADUATE INTEREST AREAS Selecting courses around a topic or theme of interest adds meaning to one’s education and strengthens the base of understanding from which one then pursues a career or further education. The areas of study listed below illustrate ways in which undergraduate students may group their course work, although doing so is not required.

  • Deviance and social control
  • Environmental and natural resources
  • International development
  • Social interaction and group relations
  • Social policy
  • Social systems and social change

Students’ academic advisors will assist them in course selection from a list available in the Department of Sociology.

For PCC courses that transfer to OSU, refer to the Transfer Equivalencies above. If you plan to get an AAOT degree, all OSU Baccalaureate Core Requirements will be met by AAOT degree requirements. Be sure to take all other required courses.

PCC endeavors to create accurate transfer guides for students; however, requirements may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with PCC advisors and their transfer institution to ensure that their academic plan will meet requirements and timelines.

Last updated: August 2013