Students who wish to become Sociology majors at a four-year institution should follow the distribution requirements for an Associate in Arts Degree. They should emphasize English to develop good writing skills. Mathematics skills are necessary to prepare the student for higher-level statistics courses for BA, MA, or Ph.D. Degrees. Competence in one world language is also required in almost all graduate programs. Students should work closely with an advisor at the baccalaureate institution they plan to transfer to before analyzing their education plan.