Earn your degree and advance your career through our Social Science and Education area of study. Use methods of science to understand the complex workings of the social world, including how we as human beings behave and interact.
By earning a degree or certificate in the area of Social Sciences & Education you'll be on your way to any of the following career opportunities listed below:
Law enforcement officer
- Bridge to Native Pathways
- Criminal Justice
- Early Childhood Education
- General Social Sciences
- Homeland Security & Emergency Management
No high school diploma?
No problem! Our pathways let you earn a diploma and a degree at the same time.
- Education Focus
- Sociology/Social Work
- General Social Sciences
- General Social Sciences & Education with Foreign Language
- Criminal Justice AAS Degree
- Criminal Justice AAS-T Degree
- Criminal Justice Certificate
- Homeland Security Emergency Management AAS
- Early Childhood Education AAS Degree
- Early Childhood Education State Certificate
- Short-Term ECED Certificate
- Short-Term ECED Certificate of Specialization-General
- Short-Term ECED State Certificate-Infants and Toddlers
Education & Social Science Learning Outcomes
- Use written, spoken, visual and symbolic methods of communication to explore and explain how social processes operate.
- Demonstrate the ability to listen in order to gain understanding as it is an essential element of the communication process.
- Use basic numeracy skills to manipulate both qualitative and quantitative data.
- Employ the tools of mathematics to study social processes.
- Recognize relationships – patterns, correlations and causal relationships – in social phenomena.
- Use the scientific method to investigate social phenomena.
- Recognize and formulate an information need.
- Find, access and retrieve qualitative and quantitative information to understand the nature and outcomes of social processes.
- Evaluate the credibility of information and its source.
- Synthesize and apply qualitative and quantitative information.
- Use alternative perspectives – ideas, concepts, theories – to understand social processes.
- Evaluate the scope and limitations of alternative perspectives.
- Apply critical thinking to explore the limits and barriers to understanding.
- Recognize how individual perspectives and values influence critical thinking and the self-reflective process.
Personal & Interpersonal
- Recognize the importance of accepting ownership for one’s own learning.
- Work cooperatively and collaboratively with others.
- Function under conditions of ambiguity, uncertainty, and conflict.
- Understand human interactions in the world using the concepts of inequality, diversity, culture, history, social cognition and political systems.