Liberal Arts & Sciences: Social Science

Associate of Arts

Herkimer County Community College

  • Delivery Mode
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    64
  • Degree Level
    Associate of Arts
  • Contact Us
    800-342-3811

Earn your associate degree online

You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students

The Liberal Arts & Sciences: Social Science degree from Herkimer County Community College is designed to help students understand the sources of human behavior. It offers courses in history, political science, psychology, sociology, geography, economics and anthropology. As a result of taking these courses, a student will understand more fully such topics as prejudice, family life, democracy, human personality, crime, poverty, unemployment and inflation. The program prepares students for careers in law, government, social work and teaching. It is also designed for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges to major in social science. 


The goals of this program are to:

    introduce the student to the concepts, theories, and methodologies associated with various disciplines in the Social Sciences including, but not limited to Economics, History, Geography, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology and Political Science;

    ensure students satisfy the following SUNY General Education requirements: Social Science, American History and/or Western Civilization.


Successful graduates from this program will be able to:

    utilize knowledge management, illustrate ethics and social responsibility, and identify methodologies associated with, but not limited to, economics, history, geography, anthropology, sociology, psychology and political science; and

    complete and satisfy the following SUNY General Education requirement in: social sciences, American history and/or Western Civilization.

What's an associate degree?
An associate degree usually takes two years of study and prepares students for employment or transfer to a bachelor’s program at a four-year university.

How do I enroll?

Follow these steps to start your application

  1. Go to the online application
  2. Create an account
  3. Complete the forms or save for later
  4. Pay the application fee (if applicable)
  5. Submit any supplemental materials, if required
  6. Send in your academic records
  7. APPLY NOW

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