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Columbia MD, 21044
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Laurel, MD 20707
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Social Sciences & Teacher Education

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Professions that impact lives, families, and communities.  

Whether your goal is to do social work, become a child care provider, mediate conflict, solve crime, preserve archeological sites, fight for constitutional rights, or become a teacher, you can find a breadth of programs and courses that will enable you to reach your professional and life goals with HCC's Social Sciences/Teacher Education Division.

Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice instructional area has expanded from the traditional study of the causes of crime and the functions of police to accommodate a wide range of issues such as computer forensics, domestic terrorism, computerized mobile crime detection, identity theft, juvenile gangs, and constitutional rights to privacy. Take part in a multidisciplinary education that draws upon the principles of psychology, sociology, economics, science, technology, and the law.  

Social Sciences

The Social Sciences instructional area explores the social, cultural, behavioral, historical, and political branches within the eclectic discipline of the social sciences through both lecture and field experiences, including opportunities for service learning and study abroad. Dive into coursework in anthropology, archeology, criminal justice, conflict resolution, economics, geology, history, politics, psychology, sociology, and social work. 

Teacher Education

The Teacher Education instructional area is recognized among Social Science college programs for providing high-quality and affordable associate degree programs in a wide range of teaching specializations covering Pre-K through high school, as well as a professional training program for Maryland Teacher Education certification.

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