2015-16 College Catalog

Online Catalog

Social Sciences - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

An Arts and Sciences Area of Study

Application Code 58

For curriculum information, contact the Social Sciences and Teacher Education Division—Room ST-149—443-518-1620.

This curriculum is designed as a guide for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in the social sciences. Students are advised to check the requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer.

General Education Core

Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s total of general education and required courses must equal at least 60 semester hours of credit.

English Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition


Arts & Humanities

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Arts & Humanities Core Group A


-Arts & Humanities Core Group B


The Arts & Humanities requirement may alternatively be fulfilled by completing a World Language Sequence plus one of the following courses: SPCH-151, THET-101, THET-102, THET-103, THET-202, THET-241, or WMST-193. Students who complete a World Language Sequence are not required to complete General Education Core Electives.

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group A


-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B


Biological & Physical Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Science Core Course (must include lab)


-Science Core Course



Course NumberTitleCredits
-Mathematics Core Course


Core Electives

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Any General Education Core Courses


Total Credit Hours: 60

A graduate 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.