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SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

Courses to help you understand the social, political, psychological, and economic forces that shape our world today.

DESCRIPTION

Are you intrigued by human behavior? Are you curious about how societies meet their needs? The Social and Behavioral Sciences ACP will introduce you to cultures and societies from around the world and throughout history to help you understand the social, political, psychological, and economic forces that shape our world today.

  • Our classes will prepare you for careers and transfer in administration of justice, anthropology, early childhood education, economics, geography, human development, psychology, political science, religious studies, and sociology.

CAREERS IN SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES *

  • Attorneys, criminologists, police officers, corrections officers, court reporters, and paralegals.
  • Economists, public policy analysts, social workers, anthropologists, psychologists, mental health counselors, and marriage and family therapists.
  • Preschool teachers, daycare managers, elementary school/middle/high school teachers, professors, and counselors.

* Many of these careers require a bachelor’s degree or higher.

STUDENT STORY

Chelise Walker

CHELISE WALKER

The San Marcos resident was lacking a clear vision of what she wanted in her future after graduating from High Tech High North County. So, a couple years later, Walker decided to give MiraCosta College a try.

Good thing. Today, Walker is thriving in MiraCosta College's Child Development program, is preparing to transfer to a university, and is laying the foundation to work as a preschool teacher or director – and perhaps earning a master's degree in the field.

"In a perfect world, I would come back to MiraCosta College as a professor and teach child development," said Walker, who turned a service-learning assignment at the Child Development Center into an apprenticeship in which she is now training other future preschool teachers to organize teacher schedules, plan activities and more. "This place has meant so much to me."

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PROGRAMS OF STUDY

KEY: Certificate of Proficiency Certificate of Achievement Associate Degree Bachelor's Degree