Counseling - Social & Behavioral Sciences - AA

Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts: Social & Behavioral Sciences

The Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Social and Behavioral Sciences provides students with a broad perspective on human behavior. It is designed to stimulate appreciation for, and understanding of, values, ideas, and artifacts of culture and society. Critical thinking skills and self-understanding through these courses provide a framework for lifelong study in liberal arts. Successful completion of the curriculum in Social and Behavioral Sciences offers students a breadth of knowledge that could be focused into single discipline degrees as well as applied to an interdisciplinary degree

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Students will evaluate and critique the interactions between individuals and the societies and/or social subgroups of which they are a part.
  • Students will think critically about ways people have acted in response to their societies.
  • Students will apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, ethics, and thought processes employed in human inquiry
To earn this degree, students must meet the following requirements: 
  1. Completion of 60 degree applicable units with an overall GPA of 2.0.
  2. Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in the major with a grade of C (or P) or better.
  3. Completion of the AA/AS Graduation Requirements, CSU GE-B or IGETC.


  • Requirements here apply to the current catalog year and are subject to change.  Visit DegreeWorks in My Mission Portal to view requirements based your catalog year.
  • Not all classes are offered each semester.
Core Curriculum Courses (Required): 

Select a minimum of 18 units from the approved CSU GE-B Area D list. Include courses from at least two different disciplines. 

Required Units for the Major
Required units for the major 18.0
plus completion of general education requirements
and electives as needed to reach 60 units.
Total required units 60.0
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Career/Transfer Opportunities

The program is intended for students who are considering transfer, but have not decided on a major; students who are required to complete a degree for job promotion; or students who may wish to further their education and are considering a major that is interdisciplinary in focus.