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Social Science Degree


Start your social science degree at Southwestern Michigan College to save up to 50% on your four-year degree!

The Associate in Arts in Social Science from SMC can serve as the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in a humanities or social science field at almost any school in the country.

About the Social Science Degree

The humanities and social sciences are broad fields encompassing the studies of human culture, society and behavior in everything from law to psychology.

The Associate in Arts in Social Science is a transfer degree that can get you started on almost any field of study within the humanities and social sciences. This degree allows you to get all your general education courses out of the way—at much less cost to you—before transferring to another school to complete a bachelor’s degree.

Coursework in history, sociology, philosophy, art and psychology provides students with a well-developed world-view that serves as a foundation for advanced study in social science fields.

The AA in Social Science is flexible, so students can adapt the classes they take to their interests. Students may elect to take courses in human development, popular culture, literature, language theory, film, human geography, world religion, ethics, logic, government, psychology or sociology.

If you know which school you want to transfer to you can work with advisors in the Transfer Resource Services (TRS) to adapt your curriculum to meet that school’s requirements. If you don't know which school to transfer to, you can use the Transfer Resource Services' resources to find a good fit.

Curriculum Guides

View the curriculum guide for the Associate in Arts in Social Science at Southwestern Michigan College.

Transfer To Study

Counseling & Student Services
Criminal Justice (Law Enforcement, Criminology, Protective Services)
Law (Legal Studies)
Political Science & Government
Social Sciences
Social Work
And More!


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