Skip to Main Content

SOCSC - Social Sciences Program, A.A.

Program Title

Social Sciences Program, A.A.

Program Code


Program Description

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 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

Suggested Sequence

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 Note:

(1) A minimum of 12 credits is required from the Mathematics, Science or Technology knowledge areas.