Social Science - Option

Liberal Arts, Associate in Arts

Designed to help students explore the various disciplines before selecting a specific career area, this option can lead to a baccalaureate degree in psychology, sociology, social work, economics, law or other fields related to the study of social institutions. Although jobs in the social sciences are available for those with a bachelor's degree, many positions require a master's degree. An Associates in Arts degree in social science can lead to work in law, social work, education, business, government, psychology or almost any non-technical field. This option can be earned part-time.

For information, contact area coordinator, Heather Boone, at (609) 343-4934 or hboone@atlantic.edu.

Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the methods of inquiry and techniques used in psychology research leading to a comprehension that psychology is based on empirical evidence;
  • Evaluate information from various sources using methods of critical inquiry;
  • Apply major theoretical concepts of the discipline/example for real life solutions.
Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES - 45 credits  
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.
Communication (9 credits)  
    ENGL101-Composition I
3
    ENGL102-Composition II
3
    Choose COMM110 or COMM120
3
Mathematics-Science-Technology (12 credits)  
    MATH220-Statistical Methods
4
    General Education Science (life science) course - Choose a BIOL course
4
    General Education Mathematics or General Education Science course
4
Social Science (6 credits)  
    Choose PSYC101 or PSYC135
3
    Choose ANTH103, ECON110, GEOG102, GEOG110, GOVT101, GOVT110 or PSYC110
3
Humanities (9 credits)  
    General Education Humanities course
3

    Choose ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110

3

    Choose ENGL104, ENGL201, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213 or ENGL214

3
History (6 credits)  
    Choose two: HIST101, HIST102, HIST103 or HIST104
6
Diversity (3 credits)  
    SOCL101-Principles of Sociology
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
45
PROGRAM COURSES - 13 credits  
    HPED150-Concepts of Physical Fitness
1
    Psychology (PSYC) course
3
    Sociology (SOCL) course
3
    Choose ECON110, GEOG102 or GEOG110
3
    Choose GOVT101, GOVT110 or GOVT111
3
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
13
LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVES - 6 credits
6
Computer Literacy: 0-3 credits
Is fulfilled with CISM125, testing out or reviewed departmental portfolio.
 
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE:
64
(SOCS) EFFECTIVE FALL 2009