You love working with people, and you want to be in a helping profession.  Or you just appreciate understanding why people do what they do.  You can study Psychology (individual behavior) or Sociology (the science of society, social institutions, and social relationships) through this pathway, and be prepared to enter the workforce or transfer to a California State University, or other four-year university. Using 8-week, compressed classes offered in-person in the evenings and online, you can complete your Associate degree in 24 months (or less, if you have previously completed college coursework).  This pathway also includes the prerequisites​ necessary to transfer to CSU Chico or Humboldt State for their Bachelor's in Social Work program available online). 

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Fall Semester

1st 8 Weeks 2nd 8 weeks
STU 1 (Hybrid) PSYC 1A (Hybrid)
CIS 1 (Online) ECE 1 (Online)

Spring Semester

1st 8 Weeks 2nd 8 weeks
PSYC 15 (Online) SOC 1 (Online)
ENGL 1A (Online) CMST 60 (Hybrid)

Summer Term

8 Weeks
SOC 2 or ECON 1A (Online)
HIST 2 (Online)

Fall Semester

1st 8 Weeks 2nd 8 weeks
MATH 14 (Online) PSYC 25 (Hybrid)
THTR 1 (Online) HUM 4 (Online)

Spring Semester

1st 8 Weeks 2nd 8 weeks
SOC 25 (Online) HUSV 70 (Online)
ENGL 1C (Online) CHEM 10/11 (Online)

Summer Term

8 Weeks
BIOL 5 (Online)
(HIST 17A - optional)

Why am I taking this class?

Class CSU GE Category Units Pre-requisites (grade of C or better, or counselor placement)
CMST 60 A1: Oral Communication 3 ENGL 190
ENGL 1A A2: Written Communication 4 ENGL 190
ENGL 1C A3: Critical Thinking 3 ENGL 1A
CHEM 10/11 B1/B3: Physical Science with Lab 4 MATH 101
BIOL 5 B2: Natural Science 3 N/A
MATH 14 B4: Quantitative Reasoning 4 MATH 114 / 102
THTR 1 C1: Arts 3 N/A
HIST 2 C2: Humanities 3 ENGL 190
HUM 4 C1/C2: Arts / Humanities 3 N/A
PSYC 1A D: Social Science 3 ENGL 190
SOC 1 D: Social Science 3  
STU 1 E: Lifelong Learning 3 *Elective (associate degree requires 60 units)
ECE 1 E: Lifelong Learning 3 N/A
SOC 25 D: Social Science 3 ENGL 190
HUSV 70 D: Social Science ENGL 280
PSYC 25 D: Social Science 3 MATH 14
PSYC 15 D: Social Science 3 PSYC 1A or SOC 1
SOC 2 or ECON 1A or ECON 1B D: Social Science 3 SOC 2: No pre-req

ECON: pre-req of MATH
HIST 17A or CIS 1 D: Social Science or Computer Literacy 3 ENGL 190
  Total Units 60 Associate degrees require 60 units minimum

You must earn a "C" or better in the following classes (major and specific GE classes):

CMST 60, ENGL 1A, ENGL 1C, MATH 14, PSYC 1A, SOC 1, ECE 1, SOC 25, HUSV 70, PSYC 25, PSYC 15, SOC 2, ECON 1A, and ECON 1B.

CSU American History and Institutions - graduation requirement for CSU Bachelor's:

POLS 2 - American Government - is required (in addition to HIST 17A or HIST 17B) for the American History and Institutions CSU graduation requirement. It is not needed to transfer to a CSU, but it is needed to graduate from a CSU. POLS 2 is not offered in ACE format, but is offered in summer as a 7-week course (online), or full-term online in fall or spring.

This schedule is subject to change.


Last Updated November 21, 2019