The Associate of Arts in Social Studies prepares students for transfer to a university and those wishing to transfer to four-year institutions will have the academic foundation applicable to various career fields (listed below). Courses should be selected with the assistance of an advisor.For more information regarding the Social Studies, AA, see the Social Studies webpage.
For a course to be eligible for transfer, the student must receive a C or better. Acceptance of a transfer course is determined by the receiving institution. The Social and Behavioral Sciences and History Department at MCC requires that all courses taken to fulfill the required 15 hours in the major for the AA in Social Studies degree and all courses taken to fulfill AGEC-A requirements must be passed with a C or better in order to graduate with the degree.
It is the responsibility of each student to meet with his/her assigned advisor on a regular basis for course scheduling so that the requirements for the chosen degree plan are being met as well as specific coursework needed for transfer to a four year program, if desired, can be incorporated.
Students should be aware of the specific history and political science courses that fulfill the 15 credit hour social studies major and select other options when selecting courses to fulfill AGEC requirements. It is important to work with an advisor throughout the pursuit of the degree. Excluding courses already taken for the AGEC-A, choose 15 credits from the following: