The associate degree program in social sciences is designed for students who anticipate the need for only two years of college education. Basically it reflects the training received in the first two years of a regular four-year program, and a student may, if he or she desires, continue on to a baccalaureate degree. At the same time a student with an associate degree will have the satisfaction of having recognition for his or her efforts, and will be able to produce a tangible certification for prospective employers.
This degree does not qualify the student to teach high school. Certification for high school teachers requires completion of the Social Science Secondary Education degree.
Required University Core Curriculum courses ~ 35 hours:
Required social science courses ~ 18 hours selected from a single area of concentration:
Elective courses ~ 12 hours