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GCC 2013-14 Academic Catalog

Social Sciences (lss) Liberal Arts Option


Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts

60-63 credits

Satisfies MassTransfer Block

Required courses

The option

Offers students an opportunity to explore the social sciences in depth. The option provides a focused concentration on the social sciences for students interested in psychology, sociology, environmental studies, political science, and anthropology within the framework of a traditional liberal arts education.

Your next step

Transfer to a Baccalaureate program in sociology, psychology, environmental studies, political science, or anthropology. Enter a career field based in the social sciences.


More info

The Social Sciences option is one focused way to complete the Liberal Arts degree at GCC. By taking courses listed in this specific option, students complete courses that will help develop 100 and 200 course level knowledge and skills in a particular field. Students are advised to work closely with their GCC advisor to select the specific courses that will help meet their specific career or transfer goals. (Note: Students who complete this option will graduate with a diploma that reads "Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts.")

Please note that transfer to many four year colleges and universities will require the completion of four semesters of World Languages. Four sequential semesters of World Language classes from GCC will fulfill any UMass-Amherst language requirement.

Learn more

Option advisors

Terry Boyce, Office: E121H, (413) 775-1123,

Brian Kapitulik, Office: E116G, (413) 775-1252,

Related links

Social Sciences Department

For a list of courses that can be taken online, refer to

Associate in Arts (AA) degrees

Associate in Science (AS) degrees


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