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The Behavioral and Social Sciences division (BSS) includes many fields of study, all of which are linked via a focus on critical inquiry, theory, research, and a regard for the diversity among individuals and societies.

Courses may be taken individually or as part of a certificate or degree program. The BSS programs of study include: anthropology, economics, gerontology, history, human services, international studies, legal assisting, political science, psychology, and sociology.

For a complete list of courses, please visit the discipline web pages, or look for open classes through counseling at:


REMINDER: Enrollment fees are due when you enroll in a class. You will be dropped if you do not pay your fees. Click here for more information. 

For information about a specific class, please visit that discipline page, see our current American River College catalog, or contact counseling at 916-484-8572. Courses in the Behavioral and Social Sciences are typically both UC and CSU transferable, and also lead to exciting careers in areas such as: 




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