The Associate in Arts for Social Justice Studies for Transfer (AA-T) meets the lower division course requirements necessary for the California State University (CSU) system. Social Justice Studies analyzes equitable access to resources such as wealth, health and well-being, opportunity, privilege and rights in marginalized communities. Social Justice Studies utilizes a variety of practical, research and theoretical perspectives to analyze and explain accessibility and inaccessibility to resources.
Social Justice Studies students will analyze and examine a wide variety of key concepts related to systems of human social interactions, race, class, gender, historical trends, justice, mobility, access, equity and inclusion in marginalized communities. Program courses will enable students to analyze and examine the connections between our social world, their individual lives, their community and social structure. The study of Social Justice Studies can lead to professional fields such as law, social work, public policy, government, journalism, non-profit organizations, research and teaching.
The Associate of Arts in Social Justice Studies Transfer Degree will be awarded upon completion of coursework totaling 60 California State University (CSU) transferable units including the major requirements and Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or California State University General Education (CSUGE) requirements with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
To be awarded the Associate of Arts in Social Justice Studies for Transfer Degree, students must:
(1) Complete 60 semester units or 90 quarter units which are eligible for transfer to the California State University (CSU) system, including both of the following:
(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
(2) Obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.