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Associate of Arts - Social/Behavioral Science

The Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Social/Behavioral Science is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university and major in sociology, social work, criminal justice, psychology, history, and political science. Suggested coursework under the social/behavior science emphasis will cover American History, world history, government, psychology, sociology, social work, economics, and geography. Careers related to social/behavior science include but are not limited to social work, law enforcement, counselor, corrections, teacher, probation/parole, politics/government, and law.

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Academic Map

This academic map is a suggested semester-by-semester schedule of courses based upon the AA degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific milestones, courses, and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. To ensure that milestone courses are completed, it is important that you, when possible and appropriate, enroll in any needed developmental coursework during the first semester(s) of enrollment. Additionally, enrolling for courses during the summer session is an option and can reduce your regular course load and allow you to stay on track to graduate in two years. Finally, keep in mind this map does not substitute for academic advisement. If you have questions, see your advisor and refer to the MACC website for current information.

Math Pathways Information

 

Course Semester Hours Milestone*
  First Semester (Fall)
   
   Core Elective 3  
 LAL101  ^Composition I 3  LAL101
   ^Mathematics 3  Math
 SKL101  College Orientation 1  SKL101
   Social and Behavioral Science 3  
 SPK101  Public Speaking 3  
    16  
 
  Second Semester (Spring)
   
   Biological or Physical Science 3-5  
   History or Government 3  
   Humanities and Fine Arts 3  
 LAL102  ^Composition II 3  
   Social and Behavioral Science 3  
    15-17  
 
  Third Semester (Fall)
   
   Biological or Physical Science 3-5  
   Humanities and Fine Arts 3  
   Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3  
   Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3  
   Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3  
    15-17  
 
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
   
   Core Elective 3  
   Humanities and Fine Arts 3  
   Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3  
   Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3  
   Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3  
   Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3  
    18  
 
  Total Hours for Degree 64  

 

*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester. 

^Please refer to the college catalog and course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s). 

This academic map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between MACC and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to meet the academic objectives of the college. MACC specifically reserves the right to modify, delete, or add to any academic map at any time within the student’s period of study at the college.