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Catalog 2017-2018 
Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Science (Arts and Sciences: Social Science, AA)

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No. of Credits: 60
Contact: P. Allen, Chair, Social Sciences and Public Services Division

This associate of arts transfer option is designed for part- and full-time students with a specific academic and/or professional interest in the areas of geography, political science, economics, sociology, psychology, police science, or recreation. This option introduces these disciplines within the context of allied subject areas, preparing students for a specific concentration at a four-year Maryland state college or university.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 45.

Career Opportunities:

psychologist, sociologist, social worker, counselor, economist, geographer, local government administrator

Transfer Options:

A complete list of all transfer opportunities can be found on the Transfer Services page

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will

  1. Examine how humans create, share, and adapt to culture, and appreciate the role of culture in shaping society
  2. Examine where people, places, and resources are located, and explore the relationship  between humans and the  environment
  3. Examine the factors which influence an individual’s personal identity, development, and actions
  4. Examine how institutions are formed, maintained, and changed
  5. Investigate advances in science and technology, and explore the impact of science and technology on societies
  6. Explore the issues arising from globalization

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.

Arts/humanities (3 credits)


Arts/humanities (3 credits)


Biological/physical sciences (4 credits)

Acceptable (lecture and matching lab):

Biological/physical sciences (3 credits)


Elective (6 credits)


  • Take six credits from any course numbered 1001 and higher 

Elective (8 credits)


  • Take eight credits from any course numbered 1001 and higher 


* Courses requiring a prerequisite or co-requisite

**** Pending MHEC approval

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