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Degrees - Social and Behavioral Sciences

Social and Behavioral Sciences - Associate of Arts Degree Area of Emphasis


Courses in the Social and Behavioral Sciences area focus on understanding human behavior within social, political, cultural, and historical contexts.

Some university majors within the Social and Behavioral Sciences include Anthropology, Archaeology, Child Development, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology.


Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Utilize methods and theories from the social and behavioral sciences to collect, interpret, and apply quantitative and qualitative evidence regarding the human experience as an individual and in the context of the larger society.
  • Employ methods and theories from different disciplines to analyze social and behavioral problems, policies related to these problems, and how they both change over time.

Select at least 18 units from the following courses:

All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

  • ANTH C100, C120, C150
  • ECON C110, C170, C175
  • GEOG C100, C180, C185
  • HIST C115, C121, C122, C124, C125, C128, C132, C135, C146, C150, C155, C161, C162, C170, C175, C180, C185
  • MCOM C100
  • PSCI C101, C140, C180, C185
  • PSYC C100, C116, C118, C165, C170, C250, C255, C260, C280
  • SOC C100, C110, C120, C130, C185
Course Group Units
Subtotal for Area of Emphasis at least 18.0
Total for Degree 60.0

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

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Gainful Employment Disclosure

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