Social and Behavioral Sciences

Are you intrigued by human behavior? Are you curious about how societies meet their needs? The Social and Behavioral Sciences ACP will introduce you to cultures and societies from around the world and throughout history to help you understand the social, political, psychological, and economic forces that shape our world today.

Courses within this ACP will prepare you for careers and transfer in administration of justice, anthropology, early childhood education, economics, geography, human development, psychology, political science, religious studies, and sociology.

Careers in Social and Behavioral Sciences*

  • Attorneys, criminologists, police officers, corrections officers, court reporters, and paralegals.
  • Economists, public policy analysts, social workers, anthropologists, psychologists, mental health counselors, and marriage and family therapists.
  • Preschool teachers, daycare managers, elementary school/middle/high school teachers, professors, and counselors.

*Many of these careers require a bachelor’s degree or higher.

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