Social Science - Associate Degree
Enjoy a diverse curriculum
If you have your sights set on a bachelor’s degree, Thomas Nelson’s Social Science program opens doors for you. Explore a curriculum that emphasizes cultural and social understanding, critical thinking, written and oral communication, quantitative and scientific reasoning and information literacy to develop skills required in the workplace or for baccalaureate studies in programs such as psychology, economics, political science, history and sociology.
As a part of its Social Science program, Thomas Nelson offers a specialization in Education that includes Introduction to Teaching as a Profession. The course examines historical perspectives, current issues in education, educational trends and requirements for licensure in Virginia. It also includes a 40-hour practicum in a public school and courses in writing, public speaking, literature, math, lab science and history.
“I had the opportunity to learn from professors who genuinely loved the course work they were teaching! All the way from psychology to sociology and history, they were all so hands-on, friendly and enthusiastic!”
– Samantha Miller
Thomas Nelson’s Social Science degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in social sciences or related fields. Thomas Nelson graduates who complete the program with a certain grade point average can benefit from special admission agreements with other Virginia colleges and universities, including Old Dominion University, William & Mary and Christopher Newport University. Graduates with bachelor’s degrees in the field pursue careers as:
- social workers
- political scientists
- museum guides
For the most up-to-date information about this program, including courses, credits, and other requirements, please refer to our College Catalog.