Behavioral and Social Science

Do you love helping others, learning about the past, or keeping the community safe?

If so, SCC has just the program for you: Behavioral and Social Science Pathway. The world needs more caring people like you who want to become teachers, counselors, emergency responders, or mentors.

Students in SCC’s Behavioral and Social Science Pathway learn how to understand people and make a positive impact on their lives. At SCC, you won't just learn – you'll take action.

Learn important skills for understanding how society works and why people act the way they do by using basic research and data.

 You'll also explore communities, relationships, and cultures, and talk about how societies function. By doing this, you can help make positive changes.

 The Behavioral and Social Science Pathway prepares you for the future. You can go on to a four-year college, or start working as a counselor, teacher, emergency responder, or social worker, or enter many other fields like community development, cultural research, human resources, historical endeavors, or even law enforcement.

Are you ready to learn and make a difference? Join us and start changing the world.


Which of these programs is right for you?

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Criminal Justice Transfer Major

Study sociology, behavioral and forensic science as you prep to study crime and its effect on our communities.

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Early Childhood Development

Learn the skills to make a difference working with children in childcare, child development, and education careers.

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Teacher Education

Learn about developmental psychology, children's literature, and diverse learners. Observe classrooms at our partner sites.

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Psychology Transfer Major

Learn about human behavior and mental processes. Explore basic psychology, including social, cognitive, abnormal, personality and developmental.

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Social Work Transfer Major

Social work is crucial to helping others be their best. Start  building your communication, collaboration and problem-solving skills right here.

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Sociology Transfer Major

Interested in learning what makes people tick? Get started on your study of human behavior and society.

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