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Associate in Arts Degree - Liberal Arts with an Emphasis in Social and Behavioral Sciences



What will I learn?

The A.A. in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Social and Behavioral Sciences provides students with a broad perspective on human behavior. It is designed to stimulate appreciation for, and understanding of, values, ideas, and artifacts of culture and society. Critical thinking skills and self-understanding through these courses provide a framework for lifelong study in liberal arts. Successful completion of the curriculum in Social and Behavioral Sciences offers students a breadth of knowledge that could be focused into single discipline degrees as well as applied to an interdisciplinary degree. The degree is intended for students who are considering transfer but have not decided on a major or for students who are required to complete a degree for job promotion. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor to develop a program of study.

Students must receive a minimum grade of “C” or better in all required core courses and electives in order to qualify for the degree. As this degree alone may not be complete preparation for transfer, students wishing to continue at the UC or CSU system should meet with a counselor to develop a transfer plan which addresses all general education and lower division transfer requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the program will be able to:

• Use discipline-appropriate approaches to critically analyze social problems or processes.

• Analyze the consequences of social actions or forces and their impact upon social structure or the individual.

• Evaluate the foundations of diversity within the human experience.

Which department am I in?

Berkeley City College

Study options

Full Time (60 units)

Tuition fees
US$9,210.00 per year
USD $307 per unit
Start date

Expected January 2024


Berkeley City College

2050 Center Street,



94704, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completion of High School/Secondary School Diploma transcripts.

For international students

Students must have completed High School/Secondary School Diploma. Applicant must have TOEFL score of 61 ibt, or 6 on the IELTS test. Deadlines to Apply: Spring - November 15; Summer - April 15; Fall - June 15.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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