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Social Science A.A.

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Explore the sources of human behavior.

The social sciences deal with human society and social relationships. Coursework includes various topics, including:

  • History
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Anthropology

Through your studies, you'll understand more fully such topics as prejudice, family life, democracy, human personality, crime, poverty and unemployment.

A degree in Social Science from Herkimer College prepares you for careers in law, government, social work and teaching. It is also designed for students who plan to transfer to four-year institutions.

Featured Graduate

Cosimo TangorraAfter numerous local and state education positions, Cosimo Tangorra was unanimously voted to become Niskayuna’s new Superintendent of Schools.

Tangorra’s journey began with a degree from Herkimer in Social Science. He went on to earn a BA in Psychology from Siena College, an MS in Special Education from the College of St. Rose, and a Doctorate of Education from Sage College.

“I give Herkimer County Community College all the credit,” Tangorra says, “There have been so many people who mentored me, accepted me, advised me, who helped me develop as an educator. Now I feel obliged to do the same.”

Transfer Agreements

Below is a list of transfer agreements we have established (for our Social Science A.A. Program) with four-year colleges & universities to provide a seamless transfer of credits.

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Course Catalog

View our program course requirements as published in the College Catalog: Social Science A.A.

Online Learning

Online Social Science A.A. Degree

The Social Science A.A. degree program is internet accessible and may be completed entirely online. Learn how!

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