Overview

The social sciences provide strong academic foundations with opportunities to develop skills employers value in employees.These include: oral and written communication, interpersonal, teamwork, technical, analytical, critical thinking, organizational, and problem solving skills. Graduates open themselves up to numerous career opportunities.

Degrees & Certificates

Lower Columbia College offers associate degree direct transfer options in Anthropology, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology. Bachelor's degree programs from several university partners are available through the Lower Columbia Regional University Center.

Careers

Career in social science can be a rewarding way to put study into practice. Opportunities include positions that use research and data to understand how humans interact in society, as well as how to improve society. Jobs include anthropologists, educators, social workers, researchers, psychologists and more.

 

Anthropology

Anthropology


Anthropology is the study of human biological, cultural and social diversity. With an emphasis upon a comparative perspective, anthropology studies the human condition on a global scale and throughout the course of human history. Within the discipline of anthropology, the four fields of study are biological anthropology (human evolution), cultural anthropology, archaeology and anthropological linguistics. Prepare for advanced studies in anthropology at a baccalaureate institution and eventual employment in government agencies or academic profession. Employment most often requires completion of post-graduate degree.

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Anthropology

Associate in Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA)


History

History


The study of history provides an opportunity to explain the development of human societies over time through examination of the records (cultural, economic, political and scientific) of past generations. Transfer studies leading to a bachelor's degree prepares you for government service, legal fields, education and other research careers.

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History

Associate in Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA)


Philosophy

Philosophy


The field of philosophy focuses on methods and systems of reasoning, critical examination of philosophic answers to questions of values and obligations, and justification of ethical beliefs. Begin studies for transfer to a baccalaureate institution to complete an advanced degree. Possible career fields include research, consulting and education.

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Philosophy

Associate in Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA)


Political Science

Political Science


The study of political science concentrates on the philosophy, structure and function of government. Career opportunities exist in law, private business, public administration, nonprofit organizations and teaching. Complete studies to transfer to earn a bachelor's degree.

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Political Science

Associate in Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA)


Psychology

Psychology


Work as a guidance counselor, clinical psychologist, social worker or educator after earning your bachelor's degree. Psychology courses also supplement majors in health sciences, social sciences, business and law.

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Psychology

Associate in Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA)


Sociology

Sociology


Study the origin, development, organization and functioning of human society as you prepare for a career in social work, public opinion research, public relations, guidance counseling, education, personnel relations or community planning. Complete a two-year degree or studies to transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree.

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Sociology

Associate in Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA)


Next Steps

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