Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Sociology 2010-2015

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

General Education

Transfer Equivalency website

Required Courses

University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits
Soc 200 Introduction to Sociology SOC 204 General Sociology 4
Stat 243 Intro to Probability and Statistics I MTH 243 Statistics I 5
Lower-division Sociology Electives Choose courses with SOC prefix 8

Up to 10 credits taken under the undifferentiated grading option (pass/no pass) in 200 or 300 level sociology courses can be applied toward fulfilling departmental major requirements. Differentiated grades of C or above are required for all other sociology courses and for Stat 243.


  • It is recommended that students also complete SOC 205.
  • Sociology majors are required to do a significant number of papers. It is highly recommended students take WR 121 & 122 for 4 credits each..
  • Other recommended courses: Anthropology, Statistics, Psychology, Economics and Government or History.

Additional Information

Sociology is the study of society and human interaction.  Sociologists examine groups of as small as two or as large as billions.  From the smallest friendship or family group to the great global web of human activity, sociologists analyze and interpret our world.

The primary aim of the sociology program is to provide students with sociological knowledge as part of their liberal arts training. Sociological theories and research provide students with intellectual tools useful to informed citizens so that they will be better able to understand and deal with the world in which they live.

In addition to its general education role, the program in sociology is designed to prepare students for graduate study leading to teaching and research, and to provide the foundation for careers in industry, government, and social service in which sociology skills are very useful.


To see how you will transfer into PSU's University Studies program, refer to General Education. We highly encourage you to talk with a PCC Academic Advisor to learn more about meeting PSU's general education and bachelor degree requirements.

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 2014