This degree program prepares students for transfer to a four-year college or university to earn a baccalaureate degree in an area of the social sciences. The social and behavioral sciences examine the development and activity of human beings both as individuals and in society. Disciplines included in the broad area of the social sciences include anthropology, history, political science, economics, geography, criminal justice, psychology, and sociology. JCC’s social sciences curriculum is an excellent transfer program since it parallels the first two years of most baccalaureate liberal arts programs. Working closely with their faculty advisors, students can select their courses to meet degree requirements and be prepared to complete a baccalaureate degree at a transfer institution with two additional years of full-time study. Many graduates of four-year programs whose bases are in the social sciences seek careers in psychology, teaching, government, and social work.
Minimum program credit hours: 60
|General Requirements||48 credit hours|
|Core Requirements||no credit hours|
|Electives||12 credit hours|
|Program Student Learning Outcomes|
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
Our courses and programs are designed to give you a strong foundation in your area of study. But we know that for many of you, your time at JCC is just the first step in your educational journey. And when it's time for you to take your next step, that strong foundation, coupled with the wide variety of transfer agreements we maintain with several top colleges and universities, will help make your transfer process as smooth as possible. You might also want to consider our associate degrees and transfer agreements in criminal justice, criminal justice: police, human services (A.S.), human services (A.A.S.), and global studies. Learn More
It is important when planning your transfer to talk with your advisor about the specifics of each four-year college or university.
|View agreements which specify that students earn the A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences: Social Science degree (some also allow a specified alternative degree):|
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