Social Science is the scientific study of human society and social relationships, emphasizing the institutions and functions of societies, as
well as the interpersonal relationships of individuals as members of society. Social Scientists use the scientific method to examine cultures
throughout the world, the nature of political and economic organizations and social structures, and the biological, cognitive, and
intrapersonal aspects of human behavior. Through courses in Anthropology, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology, this program
strives to give students the social science knowledge and skills that promote an interdisciplinary understanding of human society and the
Students select four areas of emphasis, and plan a course of study to prepare for a variety of professional and career interests. Ideally,
students will create a cohesive program with a thematic connection in collaboration with their faculty advisor. A Social Science degree opens
up opportunities in several occupations in the fields of anthropology, history, political science, psychology, sociology, social work, library
science, et cetera. Possible careers include: anthropologist, social studies teacher, research analyst, lawyer, social scientist, social
worker, government civil servant, legislative aide, management consultant, counselor, editor, and more.
PROGRAMS and DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:
There is one program option for Social Science. The Associate of Arts Degree requires 64 credits over 4 recommended semesters.
Below are the courses we offer that are most relevant to this program. Check the program options above to
see which courses are required. Courses in other academic areas are also required. Please view the College Catalog for course
descriptions not listed below.