Tompkins Cortland Community College

Catalog 2017-18

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Social Science

(HEGIS: 5649)

A.S. Degree

The Liberal Arts and Sciences - Social Science degree emphasizes courses that focus on the theory of social interaction and human behavior. Required course work includes history, psychology, sociology, English, and a capstone course. The capstone course is thematically based and taken during the last semester of study. It provides the opportunity to complete original research in the social sciences. This program is designed for transfer to four-year programs in social science and related fields.

Students intending to transfer to a four year psychology major should work closely with their advisor to ensure that appropriate courses are selected. The psychology faculty have developed specific recommendations for the social science capstone; social science electives (based on area of interest in psychology); math and science courses; and unrestricted electives requirements.

Program Requirements

(for those matriculating in 2017-2018)


A.S., requirements, career options

Career Opportunities

While the curriculum for this program is designed primarily for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program, skills learned relate directly to positions in the humanities and social sciences.

Transfer Options

Recent graduates have transferred to many four-year institutions including:

  • University at Albany
  • Binghamton University
  • Buffalo State College
  • Cornell University
  • SUNY College at Cortland
  • Empire State College
  • SUNY College at Geneseo
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Hofstra University
  • Ithaca College
  • SUNY College at Oneonta
  • SUNY College at Oswego
  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh
  • St. John's University
  • Wells College

For specific transfer information, contact the Counseling, Career, and Transfer Services Office.

Program Chair

Travis Vande Berg
Professor (Sociology)

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