Minimum credits: 61
Length: 2 years (4 semesters, if suggested full-time course sequence is followed.)
This degree is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year university in a social science discipline. Admission requirements vary by institution. Students are urged to familiarize themselves with the requirements of the college to which they intend to transfer and plan course selections with their DCC advisor.
The Associate of Arts and Sciences in Liberal Arts - Social Science Specialization is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year university to study any of the traditional social science-related fields, which include sociology, criminology, anthropology, psychology, history, geography, political science, or economics. Students have sufficient flexibility to select courses appropriate to the requirements of their intended transfer institution. Students should complete a DCC program comparable to the first two years of the program at the transfer institution as admission requirements vary by institution.
Program Outcomes: Graduates of this program will demonstrate:
- The ability to communicate effectively by means of listening, speaking, reading & writing.
- The critical thinking skills of synthesizing & analyzing complex ideas.
- The role of ethics, cultures, & society.
- And describe individual & group development & behavior; and
- Competence in research methods & scientific inquiry.
Course sequence note: Students must complete a year-long sequence in history, sociology, & psychology; and also must select two electives that may include courses in the above areas or in different social sciences such as political science or economics. These electives and humanities electives should be used to meet the demands of a transfer institution and to achieve breadth of exposure to other disciplines.