Department: Behavioral and Social Sciences

The Behavioral and Social Sciences Department consists of the following units: Behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences, and Public Policy and Law. The Behavioral Sciences unit offers courses in the disciplines of Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology. The Social Sciences unit offers courses in the disciplines of History, Economics, Political Science, interdisciplinary Social Sciences, and Political Economy. The Public Policy and Law unit offers courses in Public Administration, Criminal Justice, and Paralegal Studies.

The Behavioral and Social Sciences disciplines are essential elements of a Liberal Arts education. In recognition of this, the college requires the successful completion of twelve (12) credits in these disciplines as part of the requirements of the A.A. degree. Three (3) credits in Public Administration may be applied toward the twelve-credit behavioral and social sciences graduation requirement for the A.A. degree. A study of these disciplines should contribute to an individual's functioning in many areas of life. Moreover, this study provides an opportunity for students to examine the nature of society and human behavior, social problems, and social change. The behavioral and social sciences are, therefore, recommended for all students.

Study in the Behavioral and Social Sciences allows for a wide choice of careers in Teaching, Law, Government, Diplomacy, Public Agencies, Social Work, Research Foundations, Business, Health fields, as well as self-employment. Several introductory, Behavioral and Social Sciences courses are offered in both English and Spanish.