Liberal Arts & Sciences: Social Science (AA)

AA Degree – Code #0212

Michael Cobb, Program Coordinator

Email address: cobbmj@alfredstate.edu

This transfer program emphasizes course work in the social and behavioral sciences and in the liberal arts. By careful selection of electives, graduates are able to enter baccalaureate programs at the third-year level with all their general education requirements met.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Apply critical thinking skills to the analysis of topical issues in the social sciences.

Perform the basic operations of personal computer use and as employ basic research techniques to locate, evaluate, and synthesize information from a variety of sources.

Communicate effectively and appropriately in oral and written forms.

Discuss the social, psychological, and historical influences on human behavior.

Identify the steps of the scientific method and discuss the research methods employed by social scientists.

Recognize the effects of globalization.

Identify the basic terminology related to theories of and research in the social sciences.

DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM

Alfred State liberal arts & sciences: social science graduates may enter directly into the technology management BBA degree program.

TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates are qualified to enter baccalaureate programs in a variety of academic disciplines such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, history, and political science as well as professional fields like early childhood/childhood education, adolescent education, criminal justice, pre-law, human services management, and business administration. Among the colleges to which recent graduates have successfully transferred are Alfred University, University of Buffalo, Cornell University, SUNY Cortland, SUNY Fredonia, SUNY Geneseo, and St. Bonaventure University.

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Employment and transfer rate of 100 percent – 5 percent are employed; 95 percent transferred to continue their education.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Human Services

Human Services Management

Individual Studies

Liberal Arts & Sciences: Adolescent Education (Teacher Education Transfer)

Liberal Arts & Sciences: Humanities

Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

Required: Algebra

Recommended: Geometry, Biology

Liberal Arts & Sciences: Social Science - AA Degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

COMP

1503

Freshman Composition

3

PSYC

1013

General Psychology

3

SOCI

1163

General Sociology

3

MATH

xxx3

Math Elective

3

xxx3

American History Elective

3

15

Second

PSYC

1023

Human Development

3

LITR

2603

Introduction to Literature

3

SOCI

xxx3

Sociology Elective

3

MATH

xxx3

Math Elective

3

HIST

1113

Western Civilization

3

15

Third

SOCI

1183

Contemporary Social Problems

3

PSYC

xxx3

Psychology Elective

3

SPCH

1083

Effective Speaking

3

xxxx

Nat. Sci. Elective

3-4

xxxx

Open Elective

3

15-16

Fourth

xxx3

Other World Civiliz. Elective

3

xxxx

Natural Science Elective

3-4

xxx3

Open Elective

3

xxx3

Open Elective

3

SOCI

1223

Minority Cultures

3

15-16

Also required: One credit hour of physical education.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Good Academic Standing (2.0 cumulative GPA) or higher

Successful completion of all courses in the prescribed 4-semester plan

Submission of the college's degree application form