College of the Siskiyous

Liberal Arts and Sciences - Social Sciences Emphasis

The Liberal Arts and Sciences degree prepares students for life in the global community by helping them develop a core of knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for personal and professional success. The associate degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences is available in four areas of emphasis: Humanities, Multicultural Studies, Natural Science, and Social Science. Please refer to the following descriptions for the specifics of each area of emphasis. A total of 60 units are required for the degree. Students must complete COSGE pattern and a minimum of 18 units in the areas of emphasis. Consult with a counselor or advisor for course selections.

The Social Science Area of Emphasis is an interdisciplinary option for students who desire a broad study in the social science disciplines that include Administration of Justice, Anthropology, Early Childhood Education, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.

The Social Science Area of Emphasis may also help you prepare to transfer to a university. Courses completed to satisfy the Area of Emphasis requirements below may also count toward satisfying College of the Siskiyous and university transfer general education requirements. Consult with your advisor or counselor to develop an education plan that is appropriate for your academic goals.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Understand the principles, perspectives and methods of inquiry used by the social and behavioral sciences.
  • Critically explain how people act and have acted in response to their societies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how societies and social subgroups operate.
  • Demonstrate and understand social and behavioral sciences research methodology and effectively communicate research results and conclusions


For information or questions regarding this or other programs at College of the Siskiyous contact the Office of Instruction.

Email: Office of Instruction
Phone: (530) 938-5201