Cal Poly 2+2 Sociology Program

Earn a Cal Poly Sociology Degree at Hancock College

Cal Poly and Allan Hancock College's new 2+2 sociology program allows transfer students near Hancock’s Santa Maria campus to earn a Cal Poly Sociology Bachelor of Arts degree without commuting to San Luis Obispo. 

Getting Started is Easy

1. Make sure you are on track to earn the Sociology Associate
Degree of Transfer degree in the 2024-25 school year 

Interested students should reach out to their college advising center to ensure they meet the Associats Degree of Transfer program requirements

Hancock College University Transfer Center
805-922-6966 ext 3293

2. Once you have begun your second year, apply for the 2025
2+2 Sociology program in October 2024.

Transfer Questions 

All prospective and conditionally admitted transfer students should direct questions to
More Cal Poly Transfer-Student Resources:

Learn more about how to apply.

Application Questions
Cal Poly Admissions
Phone: 805-756-2311
Text: 805-865-7177

3. Take two years of Cal Poly sociology courses at Allan
Hancock College’s Santa Maria campus. 

The Cal Poly at Hancock program will follow the Cal Poly academic calendar.

The program is designed with a more flexible schedule, including many classes that only meet in person once per week, so that nontraditional students can experience Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing environment while balancing other responsibilities.

Although students will take classes at the Hancock campus, they will still be Mustangs. This program provides students with the same virtual access to Cal Poly resources: clubs, library resources, healthcare, advising, career support, clubs, etc. Students will also be able to attend events such as the Week of Welcome, sports events, performances, etc. to experience Cal Poly’s campus community. 

Alongside training in research design and data analysis, you will be encouraged to critically investigate contemporary issues and ask hard questions about society, behavior and the environment in an increasingly diverse and global world. Students bridge classroom learning with the real world through hands-on practical experience such as internships, service learning and senior projects.

Apply for financial aid at Cal Poly or contact the financial aid department with questions.

4. Graduate with a Cal Poly Bachelor of Arts sociology degree
with an emphasis in criminal justice and social services!

A degree in sociology will help you understand and appreciate the diversity of human culture as well as how social groups and broader society influence individual behavior.

Cal Poly sociology graduates go on to work in a wide variety of fields including criminal justice, social work, law, counseling, teaching, business and government.


Frequently Asked Questions

See answers to common questions.

Is there financial aid available for students?
Yes! Students should apply for financial aid. What a student receives depends on their individual circumstances.

What coursework do I need to complete to apply to the 2+2 program?
Students must complete an Associate Degree of Transfer (ADT) in Sociology. The ADT can be from any California Community College (and potentially those from out of state).

Are the classes in-person or online?
Classes will be held in person, in hybrid format (part online, part in-person), and potentially one course entirely online.

If I have questions about the program, who should I reach out to?
It depends. For questions about:

Will my disability support resources continue?
Students will likely receive the same services, but they do have to apply through the Cal Poly Disability Resource Center. The form is here: Student Request for Services.

Contact Information

2+2 Sociology Program Director
Martine Lappe
Associate Professor of Sociology at Cal Poly


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