The social sciences are concerned with the study of human behavior and the human condition.
The various disciplines within social science are united in their quest to understand
the “whys,” “causes,” and “consequences” of human experience and action.
The social science major is designed to provide the student with an integrated liberal
arts background that focuses on social science and fulfills the lower-division requirements
for specific upper-division majors. Occupational choices for social scientists are
numerous and varied in both the private and public sectors.
Depending on the individual's specialization, career opportunities may be found most
frequently in the areas of human services, education, law and criminal justice, government
and business administration.
The graduate of the AA program in social science will:
- Synthesize and apply social science concepts.
- Use information/data from multiple sources and demonstrate knowledge of research methodologies
and multiple theoretical perspectives.
- Have the ability to use social science methods to identify, formulate and study social
- Understand the interdisciplinary nature of knowledge and view issues from a holistic
- Have college-level knowledge and skills in critical thinking, analysis and written
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