A degree major is offered, including 18 units of university transfer-level work in addition to other graduation requirements. In addition there is an International Studies Certificate option, designed to benefit students who plan to seek careers or transfer with an international focus. The required courses will transfer as electives or lower division prerequisite for selected majors at the university level.
The Social Science degree provides an interdisciplinary approach to academic studies. The purpose of the program is for students to gain an understanding of the interconnectedness of various scientific disciplines. The interdisciplinary approach enables students to understand how issues and events are shaped by diverse socio-economic, political, ecological, biological and geographical forces.
Transferable courses must be selected from four of the following areas: anthropology, economics, geography, history, philosophy, political science, psychology (except PSYC 335), and sociology. Courses used for General Education purposes cannot be used for this degree.
The Social Science Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives
to meet a 60-unit total. See ARC graduation requirements.