Social & Behavioral Sciences
Interested in what makes the world the way it is and how to change it? These are questions for exploration if you are into people, culture, civiliation and how it all swirls together.
Why Choose a Concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences?
Social and Behavioral Sciences focuses on humans, the environment in which we live, and the dynamic, multi-facted interactions between the two. It incorprates the civil, cultural, and individual (psychological and social) factors that shape everyday life experience.
The Social and Behavioral Sciences concentration prepares students for further studies in fields such as anthropology, criminal justice, and sociology. Students will earn an associates degree in Arts & Sciences and prepare for a smooth transition to a four-year college or university.
Garrett College awards an Arts and Sciences Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree to graduates of the Social and Behavioral Sciences concentration
Information Literacy Skills: Students will demonstrate literacy skills that will enable them to locate, evaluate and effectively use information to complete assignments.
Communication Skills: Students will demonstrate competency in written and verbal communication in the major of Social and Behavior Sciences.
Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills: Students will be able to assess claims and make judgments based on well-supported evidence in Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Scientific Literacy and Quantitative Reasoning Skills: Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze and interpret the research used in Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Information Management Skills: Students will demonstrate the ability to use and apply electronic media for research and oral and written presentations in Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Academic and Technical Proficiency in the Major: Students will demonstrate academic and technical proficiency in their area of concentration within the Social and Behavioral Sciences.
The program is designed to enable students to develop mastery of the fundamental knowledge, skills, and abilities requried for success in the disciplines of social and behvioral sciences. Additionally students develop the capacity for critical thinking through deductive and inductive reasoning. This foundational knowledge and an associates degree aids in smoothly transferring to four-year institutions to attain higher degrees.
The Garrett College Social and Behavioral Sciences concentration is recommended for students interested in majoring in pre-professional programs. Possessing a degree (associates or higher) in this area of expertise affords a broader latitude of options, including:
- Social Work
- Criminal Justice
- Political Science
- Law Enforcement
Social and Behavioral Sciences concentration
Arts & Sciences A.A. Degree
Total Credit Hours Required 60
Institutional Requirements (1 credit)
- FYE101 First Year Experience 1
GER Required Credits (31 credits)
Comp I—Expos Writing
Min. C grade required
Arts and Humanities
- SPC101 Intro to Communication 3
- GER Literature CourseG 3
- GER Humanities CourseG 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
- PSY101 General Psychology 3
- SOC101 Principles of Sociology 3
- BIO109 Human Biology & the Environment 4
- GER One (1) Science CourseG 3
Introductory Statistics (Recommended)
or MAT105 College Algebra 3*
- CIS105 Intro to Computers 3
Concentration Coursework (18 credits)
- CJC101 Intro to Criminal Justice 3
- POL140 American National Government 3
- PSY240 Intro to Abnormal Psychology 3
- SOC201 The Family 3
- SOC211 Social Problems 3
Any one (1) 3
Electives (10 credits)
Choose additional courses after consultation with advisor.
* Minimum C grade required for this major.
G GER Courses must be on the Approved General Education Course list.