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, Michael Bolicki, at (609)463-3573 or mbolicki@atlantic.edu.

Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Explain that knowledge in discipline is based upon empirical evidence;
  • Demonstrate the methods of inquiring technique and procedures used in social science;
  • 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  
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.
ENGL101-Composition I
3
ENGL102-Composition II
3
Choose COMM110 or COMM120
3
MATH220-Statistical Methods
4
General Education Science (life science) course - Choose a BIOL course
4
General Education Mathematics or General Education Science course
4
Choose PSYC101 or PSYC135
3
Choose ANTH103, ECON110, GEOG102, GEOG110, GOVT101, GOVT110 or PSYC110
3
General Education Humanities course
3

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

3

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

3
Choose two: HIST101, HIST102, HIST103 or HIST104
6
SOCL101-Principles of Sociology
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
45
PROGRAM COURSES
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 CREDITS
13
Liberal Arts Electives
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