2021-2022 College Catalog 
    Feb 05, 2023  
2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Sciences, A.A.

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The Social Sciences A.A. degree program is designed for students seeking a broad general education or transfer to a four-year institution. This program also provides personal enrichment in the social sciences. Students planning to major in the following areas should enroll in this program and choose from the following concentrations: anthropology, economics, history, interdisciplinary studies, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology or human geography. The Social Sciences A.A. degree program will prepare students for transfer to degree programs leading to careers in the mental health professions, law, teaching, consulting, or the ministry.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Use social science theories and concepts to analyze human behavior, social, or political institutions
  • Examine historical events and movements in World, Western, non-Western or American societies and assess their subsequent significance
  • Recognize the importance of a global perspective and culturally diverse peoples
  • Evaluate ethical issues and situations


General Education - 45-48 credits

As described in the General Education  section of the catalog and as identified below:

Career Studies - 12 credits from among the Social Sciences:

 With at least 6 credits in one of the following concentrations: anthropology, economics, geography, history, interdisciplinary studies, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology.  Remaining 6 credits may be completed by taking courses from the concentrations listed above as well as human geography.

Elective - 0-3 credits

Total credits required for degree: 60

Program Code for registration: SOCSC [Online program SOCSCOL]

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Suggested Sequence - Social Sciences Program A.A. Degree

The following sequence is an example of how this degree can be completed in two years. This sequence is based on satisfaction of all Foundational Studies requirements and prerequisites and presumes a Fall Term start date. An individual’s program may vary depending on transfer institution, career objectives, or individual needs. See a counselor for other options and to monitor your progress.

Semester 1 - Fall Term

Total credits: 15-17

Semester 2 - Spring Term

Total credits: 15-16

Semester 3 - Fall Term

Total credits: 16

Semester 4 - Spring Term

Total credits: 12-15

Sequence Notes:

(1) A minimum of 12 credits is required from the Mathematics , Sciences  or Technological Competency  knowledge areas.

Bachelor’s Degree Through Brookdale

This is a preferred Associate degree for students planning to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies and Labor and Employment Relations at Brookdale’s New Jersey Coastal Communiversity. For program details and transfer information, students should talk to their Student Development Specialist.

Transfer Information

For information on transferring to a four-year college or institution visit the Transfer Resources website. 

Available Online

This degree program may also be completed online. Students may choose to take some or all of their courses online. For more information call 732-224-2089.

Freehold Campus

This degree program may also be completed at the Freehold Campus. For more information, please call 732-625-7002.

Degree Audit Information

Access Student Planning and Degree Progress through MyBrookdale on Brookdale’s home page.  Select WebAdvisor, Self Service, log in and access the Student menu.

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