Interdisciplinary Studies: Social and Behavioral Sciences Option, Associate in Arts
The Social and Behavioral Sciences option is designed for the student planning to transfer to a four-year college or university. With careful planning the student will be able to complete lower division transfer preparation while concurrently completing the Associate in Arts degree.
Students planning to transfer to a California State University (CSU) in Political Science or Psychology should explore completing the AS-T degree designed specifically for transfer to the CSU. An AS-T degree provides the highest priority admission and other benefits for students who successfully complete them. Additional Social and Behavioral Sciences AA-T degrees may become available in the near future. See the college catalog or a counselor for additional information regarding AA-T/AS-T Degrees for transfer to the CSU.
Students are encouraged to see a counselor for assistance in developing an educational plan that will identify the lower division major preparation and general education coursework that corresponds to the intended major and transfer institution. Students should consult www.assist.org for current course articulation in their major. Please refer to the "Essential Transfer Information Checklist" located in the transfer section of the current college catalog. Counseling appointments may be scheduled online by selecting "Counseling" under "Student Resources" on the Delta College home page, or by calling the Guidance and Counseling Office at (209) 954-5151, ext. 6276. Failure to consult with a counselor may unnecessarily delay progress toward transfer.
Social and Behavioral Sciences courses explore the relationships between individual human behavior and the development and transformation of human cultural, social, political, and economic institutions. Courses in this option explore the theoretical foundations and core concepts and methods underlying the study of human institutions from a western and non-western perspective. Transfer majors appropriate for this option include but are not limited to: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology.
Program Learning Outcomes
Complete one of the following general education patterns:
*Completion of the San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education Pattern may be appropriate for the student who is:
General Education requirements vary widely from institution to institution. It is highly recommended that students see a counselor or consult the selected baccalaureate transfer campus catalog for appropriate GE course selection.
Courses Within the Area of Emphasis
Complete 18 units within the area of emphasis selected from:
Minimum Area of Emphasis Units Required: 18
Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.
Minimum Degree Units Required: 60