Humanities & Social Science (Liberal Arts)
A Liberal Arts and Sciences Option
The Liberal Arts Humanities/Social Science program is an ideal foundation for transfer to four-year colleges and universities in a wide variety of majors including English, history, languages, economics, psychology, sociology, communications, global studies, political science and many other fields. It is considered a starting point for careers in law, education, science, government, and human services or for those whose academic interests are in the specialized areas of the social sciences or humanities. After receiving the associate degree, students in this program generally transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree. The program especially accommodates students who wish to focus on general education classes or who want to take college-level courses for their own enrichment. Students uncertain of their career goals will be offered opportunity for exploration within this program.
Students should check with the Transfer Office about articulation agreements with this program.
If you are considering a career in teaching, please read the section on “Teacher Education Specializations.”
Associate in Arts Degree
The university-parallel curriculums are designed to meet the basic requirements of the first two years of college programs for students who plan to graduate and transfer to a senior college or university to study for the baccalaureate degree. They offer a wide range of flexibility in terms of the student’s ultimate educational goals and provide adequate preparation for further study leading to professional competence in specialized fields. These programs also accommodate individuals who seek two years of a liberal higher education.
The program offers options in Human Services; Humanities/International Studies; Humanities/Media Studies–Broadcasting; Humanities/Media Studies–Journalism; Humanities/Music; and Humanities/Social Science.