The meeting of the Board of Trustees of Suffolk County Community College scheduled for August 21, 2014 will now be held at 3:00 p.m. in Room 114 in the Captree Commons building, on the Michael J. Grant Campus, 1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY. This notification revises the previous time and location announced for this meeting.

LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES: SOCIAL SCIENCE EMPHASIS / A.A. DEGREE

Ammerman - Grant
Hegis Code: 5649

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: LASP-AA, LASA-AA, LASH-AA, LASS-AA
 

     This program is for students who plan careers in such areas as law, government, social work, teaching social studies on the secondary level, or who plan to major in history, political science, psychology or sociology when they transfer to a four-year institution to complete the requirements for the baccalaureate degree.

Admission Procedures and Requirements

     Entering students should have a minimum high school average of 80 with Integrated Algebra or equivalent completed. Students already enrolled in college should have completed MAT006 or MAT007. Students are admitted on a rolling basis with most students meeting minimum standards admitted. Note that students who do not meet the admission criteria may be admitted on a provisional basis.

SUGGESTED FIRST-YEAR PROGRAM: 34.5-35.5 credits Credits Each Semester
COL101: Freshman Seminar 1.5
ENG101 and ENG102 3 3
* Foreign Language 3 3-4
Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum HIS101 or IND101
and HIS102 or IND102
3 3
** Laboratory Science Elective 4
** MAT103: Statistics 3
Physical Education 1 1
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum Social Science Optional Courses (see below) 3 3
     
SUGGESTED SECOND-YEAR PROGRAM: 31-33 credits  
COM101
or COM102
or COM105
3
CST101: Introduction to Computing 4
English Electives 3 3
** Science or Mathematics Electives 3-4 3-4
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum Social Science Option Courses (see below) 3 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum Social Science Electives 3 3
     

OPTIONS
Each of the options listed below allows the student the opportunity to focus on and explore a particular social science. By selecting an option, the student is afforded the opportunity to gain both a level of depth traditionally associated with the first two years of college and to acquire the necessary background to transfer to a four-year college as a major. All students enrolling in the curriculum must select an option.
HISTORY OPTION / LASH-AA
Semester I • Semester II • Semester III • Semester IV
   HIS103          HIS104            GEO101         HIS / POL / GEO elective
POLITICAL SCIENCE OPTION² / LASS-AA
Semester I • Semester II • Semester III • Semester IV
   POL101          POL105            POL107         POL elective
PSYCHOLOGY OPTION¹ / LASP-AA
Semester I • Semester II • Semester III • Semester IV
    PSY101          PSY210         PSY215         PSY elective
SOCIOLOGY / ANTHROPOLOGY OPTION / LASA-AA
Semester I • Semester II • Semester III • Semester IV
  SOC101        ANT101          SOC203         SOC / ANT elective
                    OR ANT103
 
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED: 65.5-68.5

* Students must complete Foreign Language 102 or equivalent. Those who place out of Foreign Language 102 (FRE102, FRE113, GER102, ITL102, ITL113, SPN102 or SPN113) must, in consultation with an advisor, choose from any of the following courses:
      FRE (French, Intermediate level)
      GER (German, Intermediate level)
      ITL (Italian, Intermediate level)
      SPN (Spanish, Intermediate level)
      ASL101 (American Sign Language I)
      Any humanities course
**Students must complete four semester-length courses in science and mathematics, including at least one 4-credit laboratory science course. The third and fourth courses may be in either science or mathematics. No portion of this category may be satisfied by MAT001, MAT006 or MAT007.
¹It is recommended that students enrolled in the Psychology Option take BIO101 and MAT121 as their math / science electives.
²It is recommended that students enrolled in the Political Science Option take MAT121 as one of their math/science electives.
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum These courses constitute the major in this curriculum.
NOTE: Students planning to transfer to SUNY four-year institution should check the SUNY core General Education Requirements in the college catalog for information on selection of elective courses.
2) See Transfer Opportunities for articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities.

REQUIRED CREDIT DISTRIBUTION
English 12 credits
Foreign Language, Humanities and/or American Sign Language 9-10 credits
Computer Science or Computer Information Systems 4 credits
Mathematics and Science 13-15 credits
Social Sciences 24 credits
Freshman Seminar 1.5 credits
Physical Education 2 credits