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Social & Behavioral Sciences Pathway

This pathway prepares students for careers in child development, communication studies, human services, political science, psychology, and social justice.

Social & Behavioral Sciences Programs

    • An Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree provides knowledge and skills for employment or further study in a chosen field.
    • An Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) degree is for students interested in transferring to schools within the California State University (CSU) system to earn a bachelor’s degree.
    • A Certificate of Achievement (C) is approved by the state and prepares students to enter the workforce.
    • A Skills Certificate (CS) is issued by the department and prepares students to enter the workforce.
    • A Noncredit Certificate (CN) is for students who want to acquire employment, transition to college, and/or explore pathways leading to a career.