RVCC: Sociology Transfer Advising Guide

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Liberal Arts – Social Science Option (A.A.) from Raritan Valley Community College to Sociology (B.A.) at Rider University

Liberal Arts - Social Science Option, A.A.
Sociology, B.A. (120 Credits)
First Semester      
ENGL 111 English Composition I 3 CMP 120 Expository Writing 3
History 3 Suggest:
HIST 101 World Civilization I
3 History Elective Ʊ
HIS 150 World History to 1500 (Core)
Foreign Language 1 3 Foreign Language Core Ʊ,8 3
Mathematics 2,3 Suggest:
MATH 100 Finite Math (3)
3/4 MTH 102 Finite Mathematics 3
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 SOC 101 Sociological Imagination 3
  15/16   15
Second Semester      
ENGL 112 English Composition II 3 CMP 125 Research Writing 3
History 3 Suggest:
HIST 102 World Civilization II
3 History Elective Ʊ
HIS 151 World History Since 1500 (Core)
Foreign Language 1 3 Foreign Language Core Ʊ,8 3
Technological Competency 3 3/4 Technology Elective Ʊ 3
PSYC 103 Introduction to Psychology 3 PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology (Core) 3
  15/16   15
Third Semester      
Humanities 3 Suggest:
PHIL 114 Ethics
3 Humanities Elective Ʊ
PHL 115 Ethics (Core)
Social Science 5 Suggest:
POLI 105 Introduction to American Politics
3 Social Science Elective Ʊ
POL 100 Intro. to American Politics (Core)
Science (Lab) 3 4 Science – Laboratory Ʊ 3
Appreciation of the Arts 3 Suggest:
ARTH 101 Art Appreciation OR
MUSC 102 Introduction to Music OR
THEA 103 Introduction to Theatre
3 Fine Arts Elective Ʊ
ART 120 Art & Society (Core) OR
MUS 120 Music & Society (Core) OR
THE 120 Theatre Appreciation (Core)
FITN 115 Dynamics of Fitness & Wellness 4 1 NOT TRANSFERRABLE 0
POLI 101 Introduction to Political Science 3 POL 102 Understanding Politics (Core) 3
  17   15
Fourth Semester      
Communication 3
COMM 101 Speech OR
COMM 110 Interpersonal Communication
3 Elective Ʊ
COM 104 Speech Communication OR
COM 251 Interpersonal Communication
Mathematics or Science 3,7 3 Mathematics/Science Elective Ʊ 3
Social Science 5
ECON 101 Macroeconomics OR
ECON 102 Microeconomics
3 Social Science Core Ʊ
ECO 200 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 201 Principles Microeconomics
Global & Cultural Awareness 6 Suggest:
SOCI 208 Introduction to Global Studies OR
SOCI 231 American Minority Relations
3 Elective Ʊ
GLS 215 Global Politics OR
SOC 207 Racial & Ethnic Relations
ANTH 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3 SOC 110 Cultural Anthropology (Core) 3
ANTH 102 Human Origins 3 Liberal Arts Elective Ʊ 3
  18   18
TOTAL 61/65 TOTAL 60

Rider Course Option
Select One Course from the list:
SOC-201-Intro. Seminar in Sociology (3 CR)
SOC-311-Social & Cultural Change (3 CR)
SOC-313-Gender and Crime (3 CR)
SOC-340-Power & Politics (3 CR)
SOC-345-Race and Crime (3 CR)
Following completion of 30 credits and the Intent to Enroll Form and while a student at Raritan Valley; students have the option to take a course at Rider that counts toward the Rider degree. The selected course allows the RVCC student to experience first-hand the academic environment at Rider. See Raritan Valley or Rider Transfer Representatives. Contact information listed below.

Raritan Valley Community College Footnotes
1 A two semester sequence is required. Placement by examination is required for students who wish to continue studying a language previously studied. Students may not take courses below their placement level. For more information, see Foreign Language Placement Testing and Degree Requirements.
2 Mathematics by official placement test. Students may not take courses below placement level. Exceptions by permission of department chair.
3 Select a course from the appropriate category of the General Education list. For the Math, Science and Technological Competency General Education requirements, students must take a minimum of 12 credits. This must include at least one lab science course, one math course and satisfaction of the technological competency requirement by either passing the technological competency test (no credit) or taking a technological competency general education course. If a student passes the technological competency test, another course must be selected from Math, Science or Technological Competency General Education, so that the student has earned at least 12 credits in those categories.
4 FITN 142Elements of Physical Fitness or FITN 146Exercise Physiology & Body Mechanics may be substituted.
5 Any course from ANTH, ECON, GEOG, POLI, PSYC, or SOCI.
6 Any General Education course that is listed as a Global and Cultural Awareness (GCA) course. If a course satisfies both the Global and Cultural Awareness Requirement and another General Education requirement in Social Science or Humanities, the student may select any course from the General Education list. However, Students planning to transfer to Rutgers University should choose a Global & Cultural Awareness General Education course, or an additional Social Sciences or Humanities General Education course with the GCA designation.
7 If the student has already completed 12 credits in the Math, Science and Technological Competency categories, the student does not need to take a course here.

Rider University Footnotes
Ʊ – Students have a number of options to satisfy this requirement; courses will be evaluated on an individual basis.
For transfer credit Raritan Valley students must have a grade of “C” or higher.
Raritan Valley students interested in the College of Continuing Studies (CCS) should contact that division directly.
8 – Rider requires 6 credits of a foreign language Level I & II of the same language. Choose from Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish

Requirements are subject to change. This Advising Guide is best used in consultation with an advisor.


Course Number Rider University Course Name or Core Area Credits Notes* (if course can be taken at RVCC, indicate course number)

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Paul Michaud
Director of Transfer & Career Services
Raritan Valley Community College
908.526.1200 X 8333
[email protected]


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Senior Assistant Director of Transfer Admission
Ciambelli Hall

Fall 2019 Travel Schedule

Date Time School
Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Middlesex County College
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. Brookdale Community College
Wednesday, October 2, 2019