The Associate in Arts is designed for persons interested in transferring to a four-year college or university. Students who successfully complete degree requirements and elective courses recommended for their specific area of study will transfer to most four-year degree programs with junior standing.
General education introduces students to the content and methodology of the major areas of knowledge – communication, the humanities and fine arts, the natural sciences, mathematics and the social sciences – and helps them develop the intellectual skills that will make them more effective life-long learners. The College’s general education program intended to meet the transfer requirements of the four-year colleges and universities as outlined in the Intercollegiate Relations Commission Handbook. South Puget Sound Community College prepares recipients of the Associate in Arts degree to:
- Communicate effectively
- Think logically and critically
- Evaluate and process quantitative and symbolic data
- Understand themselves in relation to others in a multicultural world
- Understand ethical responsibilities and consequences
Society, Services & Education
Study important patterns in human interaction, from past to present. Make a difference in people’s lives. Our innovative division of Society, Services, and Education brings together the study of human interactions with chances to make a real difference in people’s lives. Our social science programs will help you to understand and interpret our past and our current relationships and societies. Our courses, degrees, and certificates in Fire and Emergency Services and Early Childhood Education are designed to get you the skills you need to make a difference and have an impact on the future.
Why do people do and say the things we do? In Psychology, we examine the way humans live, relate and react in our world. Our students say that they continue to use their training in their interpersonal relationships as well as their workplace. At SPSCC you'll also enjoy small lectures and discussion with faculty who are passionate about teaching.
How does culture affect economic and political outcomes? Why are criminal rates dropping across the developed world? Why are various forms of inequality increasing? Sociology students explore human interaction and community: they ask how and why do individuals and large groups relate to each other as well as their surroundings.
You'll gain skills in research and project development, data analysis, interpersonal and cross-cultural communication. At SPSCC you'll also enjoy small lectures and fieldwork with faculty who are passionate about teaching.
This school offers programs in:
Last updated February 6, 2018