Division: Business, Behavioral/Social Sciences, Public & Human Services
Academic Dept: Behavioral/Social Sciences
Curriculum Chair: Prof. B. Jo Stokes
Students enrolled in this program have an excellent opportunity to explore the various social and behavioral sciences while completing requirements in other academic areas such as the humanities, mathematics, and biological and physical sciences.
The Social Science curriculum is an excellent transfer program since it parallels the first two years of most baccalaureate liberal arts programs. Most graduates are able to transfer with sufficient credits to complete their bachelor’s degree in two additional years of full-time study.
The Social Science curriculum is an excellent starting point for students interested in careers in teaching (elementary, secondary, and college), pre-professional programs (such as law and medicine), business, government, social work, non-profit organizations, and international agencies.
Also Available Online: This degree can be completed entirely online through our Online Education program. Students choosing to complete this program online should consult the special advisory guide available on the program description page of the college website. Contact the Online Education office at 914-606-6827.
Core Requirements - Credit Hours: 30-33
Core Requirement Note(s)
* Liberal Arts/Social Science students must take at least one course in each of three different disciplines, choosing among anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology offerings. Not to include SS101 or SS102. Behavioral Sciences include: anthropology, geography, psychology, and sociology. Social Sciences include: economics, geography, history, political science.
MATH 116 Development of Math Thought and MATH 117 Contemporary Mathematics may not transfer to all institutions to fulfill math requirements, though they may transfer as electives. The requirement, therefore, is to take MATH 130 or a higher level math course. The following courses are recommended:
Degree Requirements - Credit Hours: 31-34
- English or Communications - Credit Hours 6
- Additional Behavioral/Social Science Electives* - Credit Hours 12
- Additional Humanities Elective** - Credit Hours 3
- Free Electives*** - Credit Hours 10-13
Degree Requirement Note(s)
* Select 4 courses, from four different disciplines within the Behavioral or Social Sciences: anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology.
** Select courses from art, dance, film, foreign language, literature (ENG), music, philosophy, and theater.
*** Reminder: 48 of the 64 credits required for the degree must be from Liberal Arts (offered as humanities, English, behavioral science, social science, mathematics, science or communications). The remaining electives may be chosen from any area in the college.
Minimum Total Credits: 64
Advisement Guide: The Advisement Guide provides important information to students about how best to complete this degree, including a semester-by-semester breakdown of how best to complete the required classes. Click here for the Advisement Guide’s 4-Semester Plan .