Program Advisor: Rodney Bennett
The Associate of Arts in Social Sciences degree trains students to analyze and understand human society and social relationships, and prepares them to transfer to four-year institutions in Social Sciences disciplines. Training in the social sciences prepares students for a wide range of careers and leadership roles in business, non-profits, education, government, and social services. Disciplines within the Social Sciences include Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Geography, History, Human Services, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. Students can choose an approved Area of Concentration or work with an advisor to develop a plan appropriate for their career and transfer interests.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate understanding of major findings and ideas in addictions, anthropology, economics, education, geography, history, human services, political science, psychology, or sociology.
- Students will effectively communicate the potential a social science discipline has for contributing to the growth and development of human culture through ancillary material (written, oral, visual, and/or all three modes combined).
- Students will demonstrate critical reading and analytical skills.
- Students will be prepared to enter transfer institutions in social science fields.