Explore how people think, feel and interact — individually and in society — with the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Public Services career pathway. Choose from an array of people-focused careers, including public service, economics, counseling, social welfare, archeology, research, law enforcement, politics, government and homeland security. Help serve others while developing a deeper understanding of societal institutions.

Programs in This Pathway

Study humankind from a multicultural perspective and earn an associate’s degree in cultural anthropology, archaeology or biological anthropology. Transfer to a four-year college to pursue a range of careers.
Prepare for a career in criminal justice, including law enforcement, corrections and related fields. Choose from certificate programs or an associate’s degree that enables you to transfer to a four-year college.
Prepare for a range of careers in business and government through the study of economics, including financial and social factors that influence how economies work. Earn an associate’s degree that enables you to transfer to a four-year college.
Train as a fire service professional while you earn an associate’s degree for transfer to a four-year college. This program meets discipline-specific certification requirements for the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC).
Study physical, cultural and environmental aspects of the earth and earn an associate’s degree in geography that prepares you for transfer to a four-year college and a range of careers.
Explore human history from a holistic perspective as you earn an associate’s degree enabling you to transfer to a four-year college. Choose to specialize by region (Western, Asian, Middle Eastern, etc.) or subject area (political, social, economic, etc).
Join the next generation of emergency management and policy leaders focused on improving disaster response and outcomes. Choose from a certificate program or an associate’s degree enabling you to transfer to a four-year college.
Study the nature of information and its impact on modern society. Learn research skills to meet your academic needs and lifelong learning goals. Courses support students transferring to a four-year college.
Prepare for a career in occupational health and safety, preventing accidents and health hazards in the workplace, the community and the environment. Choose from a certificate, technician or associate’s degree program.
Prepare for a broad range of careers through the study of governments, public policies and political processes and behaviors. Earn an associate’s degree for transfer to a four-year college.
Explore aspects of the human mind and behavior, including lifespan development, mental disorders, emotions and more, as you earn an associate’s degree for transfer to a four-year college.
Help people overcome challenges and hardships as a social services mental health professional. Choose from certificate programs that prepare you for immediate employment and associate degree options for transfer to a four-year college.
Explore society, human relationships, social behavior and institutions as you earn an associate’s degree enabling you to transfer to a four-year college.