Liberal Arts - Social/Behavioral Science

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Exploring Human Behavior

Our Liberal Arts – Social/Behavioral Science program will teach you how to study human behavior and human societies. You will learn how cultures have developed, discover how economic and political systems operate, and investigate how people learn and change over time. You will also study sexuality and the experiences of minority and majority groups in societies and cultures around the world. As you progress through the program, you will be able to individualize your studies with many social science electives, such as Anthropology, Environmental Conservation, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Women's studies, and Sociology. The Liberal Arts - Social/Behavioral Sciences program offers a flexible, balanced academic course of study that fully prepares you for transfer to a four-year college.

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Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Liberal Arts - Social/Behavioral Science degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
FYE 101 - First Year Experience 3 credits  

In the first 12 credits, students must complete FYE 101 

Major Course
ENGL 101 - English Composition I 3 credits ENGL 101 must be completed with a “C” grade or higher ENGL 101
CIS 103 - Applied Computer Technology 3 credits   Tech Competency
FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra or
MATH 251 - Statistics for Science
3 credits Students with a Math Placement score above 118, should not take FNMT 118 Mathematics
PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology 3 credits Other Social Science options for the Directed Elective are available with coordinator approval Directed Elective Social Science

In the first 24 credits, students must complete: ENGL 101, ENGL 102, CIS 103, one Mathematics, one Social Science, one Humanities, and one Communication course.
Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher (“C” average).

  • This program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program after earning their associate’s degree
  • Follow this course schedule each semester and you’ll earn your associate’s degree in two years
  • Make sure you discuss your first semester schedule and your educational plan with an advisor or counselor when you register.

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper 3 credits   ENGL 102 Info Literacy
HUM 101 - Cultural Traditions or
HUM 102 - Cultural Traditions  or
Foreign Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish)
3 credits Other Humanities Pair options are available with coordinator approval Humanities Pair 1 and Pair 2 subjects must match Major Course
Humanities Pair 1 Global Diversity
ENGL 115 - Public Speaking or
ENGL 116 - Interpersonal Communication  or
ENGL 118 - Intercultural Communication
3 credits   Major Course Communication
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology 3 credits Other Social Science options for the Directed Elective are available with coordinator approval Directed Elective Writing Intensive Interpretive Studies Global Diversity Social Science
BIOL 106 - General Biology I or
CHEM 105 - Inquiry into Chemistry
3 credits   Natural Science

In the first 24 credits, students must complete:
ENGL 101, ENGL 102, CIS 103, one Mathematics, one Social Science, one Humanities, and one Communication course.
Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher (“C” average)

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophyor
PHIL 211 - Ethical Problems  or
PHIL 215 - Social & Political Philosophy or
RS 101 - Introduction to Religion or
RS 151 - World Religions or
RS 152 - Philosophy of Religion 
3 credits Courses in Philosophy & Religious Studies are especially important for students transferring to schools that are religiously-affiliated
Other Humanities options are available with coordinator approval
Other Social Science options for the Directed Electives are available with coordinator approval
Major Course Humanities
POLS 111 - American Government 3 credits   Directed Elective Social Science
PSYC 202 - Human Sexuality or
PSYC 205 - Psychopathology/Abnormal Psychology or
PSYC 215 - Developmental Psychology or
 PSYC 221 - Social Psychology
3 credits   Social Science Directed Elective Psychology – Upper Level
HUM 101 - Cultural Traditions or
HUM 102 - Cultural Traditions or
Foreign Language
Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish
3 credits Humanities Pair 1 and Pair 2 subjects must match Major Course Communication
ART 103 - History of Art: Ancient to Renaissance or
ART 104 - History of Art II: Renaissance to Modern or
ENGL 137 - Introduction to Theater or
ENGL 205 - Creative Writing or
MUS 103 - Introduction to Music or
PHOT 112 - Digital Technology, Art, & Culture
3 credits Other Arts options are available with Coordinator approval Major Course Arts

Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher (“C” average) Meet with assigned Advisor to finalize last 15 credits based on transfer

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ECON 181 - Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics or
ECON 182 - Principles of Economics - Microeconomics
3 credits   Directed Elective Economics Social Science
SOC 212 - Sociology of Marriage and Family or
SOC 215 - Criminology or
SOC 231 - Social Problems or
SOC 233 - The Sociology of Ethnic and Minority Group Relations
3 credits Other Social Science options for the Directed Electives are available with Coordinator approval Directed Elective Social Science Sociology – Upper Level
HIST 146 - Latino-American History or
HIST 160 - Diversity in American History or
HIST 220 - African American History to 1877 or
HIST 221 - African American History After 1865 or
RS 170 - Religion in American History or
SOC 115 - Women & Men in American Society
3 credits Other American Diversity options for the Directed Electives are available with Coordinator approval Directed Elective Social Science American Diversity Interpretive Studies
CHEM 103 - General Chemistry I or
EASC 111 - Environmental Conservation or
PHYS 108 - Descriptive Astronomy
3 credits CHEM 103 is a non-lab and online version of CHEM 101 Major Course Natural Science
(without lab)
ANTH 112 - Cultural Anthropology or
ANTH 202 - Gender Roles in Cross-Cultural Perspective or
BHHS 101 - Intro to Behavioral Health and Human Services or
GEOG 103 - Intro to Human Geography or
GEOG 180 - Urban Geography or
LEAD 104 - Introduction to Leadership or
JUS 101 - Survey of Justice or
POLS 117 - Local/State Government and Politics or
WS 101 - Intro to Women’s Studies
3 credits Other General Elective options are available with Coordinator approval General Elective

Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher (“C” average)

  • Congratulations, this is your final semester! Don’t forget to complete your graduation application.
  • Meet with an advisor when registering for your classes
  • Finalize your transfer plans:
  • Take advantage of our scholarship opportunities for transferring students and apply for a scholarship
  • Visit Career Connections to learn about internships and your future career possibilities

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

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