Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts - Pathway to Social Behavioral Science (AA)

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This program is designed for students seeking a broad knowledge base in the Liberal Arts, plus additional course work in an area of emphasis. This program would be an ideal selection for students pursuing an introductory career in the field of social behavioral sciences. Due to variations in admissions into programs, careers, and major requirements, selection of an emphasis should be done in collaboration with a COS counselor.

Program Outcomes

  • Upon completion of this program, a student will be prepared in the foundational knowledge of sociology, social and cultural anthropology, psychology and behavioral aspects of growth and development, economics, geography, law, and political science.  This knowledge will prepare students for an entry-level position in mental health and social services.

Career Opportunities

Access to programs, careers, and entry-level employment in the Social and Behavioral Science fields.

College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE)*
Complete a minimum of 18 units with a "C" grade or better from the following courses. Courses used to fulfill the general education requirements listed above may be counted as part of this 18-unit minimum.
AJ 011Introduction to Criminal Justice *3
ANTH 010Cultural Anthropology *3
CHLD 039Child Growth and Development *3
CHLD 042Child, Family, and Community *3
ETHN 001Black American Studies *3
ETHN 002American Indian Studies *3
ETHN 003Chicana and Chicano Studies *3
ETHN 004Asian American Studies *3
ETHN 010Introduction to Ethnic Studies and Social Justice Studies3
ECON 025Introduction to Economics *3
ECON 040Principles of Microeconomics *3
GEOG 002World Regional Geography *3
HIST 017People of the US to 1877 *3
HIST 018People of the US from 1865 *3
HSRV 120Introduction to Social Welfare3
HSRV 122Practices in Human Services/Social Work3
PSY 001General Psychology *3
PSY 005Social Psychology3
PSY 034Abnormal Psychology3
PSY 080Introduction to Lifespan Psychology3
PSY 130Introduction to Behavior Modification3
PSY 133Personal and Social Growth *3
SOC 001Introduction to Sociology *3
SOC 002Social Problems *3
SOC 026Marriage and Family Life *3
POLS 005Federal, State and Local Government *3
POLS 010California Government and Politics1
POLS 012Introduction to Political Science3
Select additional degree applicable courses numbered 1-299 to achieve 60 units

Courses meet General Education requirements and 0-9 units may double count above in COS-GE. 

The Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts with an Area of Emphasis requirements include completion of the 60 unit program defined above with at least 12 units taken in residence at College of the Sequoias with a “C” (2.0) average (see Associate Degree Requirements for additional details).