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Social Sciences

Did you ever wonder why people behave the way they do? The social sciences investigate the relationships between people within their environments.

Studying the social sciences involves cross-cultural and interdisciplinary thinking as well as the critical analysis of societies from around the world. HCC's Social Sciences associate degree is designed for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution and furthering their education in any of the following disciplines: anthropology, conflict resolution, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, sociology, and social work.

The program features flexibility, allowing students to tailor the level of specialization in a particular discipline while sampling a variety of social science areas.

As a graduate, you should be able to:

  1. Employ social science concepts, methods, and/or theories to understand behavior, institutions, and/or change over time.
  2. Apply introductory research skills that social scientists use to gather and interpret information.
  3. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning.

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