WVNCC | West Virginia Northern Community College



WVNCC | West Virginia Northern Community College

Associate in Arts Degree
History/Social Science Concentration
CIP: 240101


This program is designed for those who expect to transfer to a college or university to study in history, sociology, political science, economics or other social science disciplines. The curriculum gives students a broad background in liberal arts with an emphasis on history, humanities, and social sciences.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
   • Demonstrate knowledge of theories, concepts and principles relevant to the social sciences.
   • Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to general education competencies for the Associate in Arts degree, including the ability to:
      - Communicate effectively in oral and written formats.
      - Employ or utilize information access and literacy skills.
      - Demonstrate problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
      - Employ mathematical and science reasoning skills.
      - Acquire a cultural, artistic, and global perspective.
      - Demonstrate professional and human relations skills.

Graduates of this program may transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree in history, social science, sociology, political science, economics or another social sciences discipline.