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Liberal Arts and Sciences with Advisement Area in Social Science

The Degree

Associate in Arts (A.A.)

The Outlook

With an education in the social sciences, opportunities await you! This flexible advisement area allows you to take your educational and career aspirations in many different directions. FLCC's advisement area can open the door to a wide variety of career opportunities, from education to public administration to social work.

The Program

The A.A. degree with an advisement area in the social sciences encourages you to examine your role in society by sponsoring voter registrations and participating in the OXFAM hunger banquet. Guest speakers in various fields of politics, anthropology, history, and psychology often visit classes or are invited to present their views.

The A.A. Liberal Arts Program

The A.A. degree at Finger Lakes Community College is designed for you to successfully transfer to pursue a baccalaureate degree, with courses equivalent to those offered during the freshman and sophomore years at most four-year colleges and universities.

After earning your A.A. degree from FLCC, you will have the opportunity to pursue baccalaureate degrees in a broad range of areas. These areas include:

  • Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Psychology
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Law
  • English
  • History

The degree is recognized in transfer (articulation) agreements with a large number of public and private four-year institutions in New York State and across the nation.

Honors Courses: If you have demonstrated outstanding academic ability, you will have the opportunity to take honors courses at FLCC that provide enhanced educational experiences. If you are a qualified student in this degree program or are a qualified student from another program, enrollment in honors courses is open to you. Successful completion of honors courses or an Honors Certificate may increase your transfer options to four-year institutions.

The Scholarships

Scholarships are available to qualified students. For more information, visit the FLCC scholarships page or you can contact the financial aid office.

The Faculty

The social science faculty holds advanced degrees in their respective disciplines including: anthropology, history, political science, psychology, and sociology. The faculty brings ample experience and knowledge to the classroom ranging from supervising archaeological digs to researching psychological disorders. In addition, it examines popular culture and uses qualitative and quantitative research methodologies to study patterns and trends among people. The faculty is dedicated to helping you achieve your academic and career goals.

Information for Students Undecided about their Majors

Liberal arts and sciences could be the ideal place for you to begin your college career at FLCC. You can explore your interests and abilities, while at the same time begin working toward a college degree.

A great percentage of new students that are undecided about their college major will apply for admission into the A.A. or A.S. liberal arts and sciences degree programs. It is more common than you may realize for students to be uncertain about their academic and career goals upon entering college.

It is important to keep in mind not to get discouraged. Instead, take these action steps toward your future:

  • Visit the Finger Lakes Community College career services office to learn more about yourself, define your goals, investigate career interests, and decide on what you want in a career. Ask about FOCUS2, a computerized career guidance system, which provides occupational information as well as an assessment of your interests, abilities, experiences, and values.
  • A career services counselor can also help you with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory, self-assessment and career guidance tools that help with career planning and offer insight into personal and professional development. Make an appointment at the career services office to learn about these and other career guidance resources that are currently available. After you complete an assessment, your scores will be interpreted for you and discussed with you at an individual appointment.
  • When selecting your course schedule (with the help of your advisor), try to choose courses in a variety of disciplines. After a few courses, you will get a clearer picture of your favorite and least favorite subject areas.