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.
Transfer to a Baccalaureate program in sociology, psychology, environmental studies, political science, or anthropology. Enter a career field based in the social sciences.
Consider this program if
- You want a broad as well as deep understanding of one or more of the behavioral and social sciences.
- You want to work in one or more of these fields.
- You want to pursue higher academic study in any of the behavioral or social sciences.
By taking classes in a Liberal Arts option, students complete courses that help develop 100 and 200 course level knowledge and skills in a particular field. If you don’t satisfy the requirements of a specific Liberal Arts option, you may still be able to fulfill the requirements of another option, or fulfill the requirements of the Liberal Arts General degree. Students are advised to work closely with their GCC advisor to select the specific courses that will help meet their career or transfer goals. Note: Students who complete a Liberal Arts option will graduate with the degree “Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts.” Your area of concentration is reflected only in your transcript, not your diploma.
Earn your bachelor’s degree right here in Greenfield!
With the right selection of courses, the Social Sciences program allows seamless transfer into Elms College’s Bachelor of Science in Social Work degree which can be completed in as little as 20 months, right here on GCC’s main campus!
Elms-intent students should meet with an advisor early on to ensure an academic plan that maximizes the possibility of transferring credits.