The Department of Social Sciences
The Social Sciences are a field of study found in higher education, which examine human behavior in its varied social expressions: culture; society; personal interactions; learning; political and economic activity; in present day and in history.
At Onondaga, the Social Sciences Department includes the following disciplines:
Onondaga students cannot major in any one of the disciplines listed above. Most students interested in these fields however, would choose the Humanities + Social Sciences A.A degree for their major. The Humanities & Social Sciences degree is a solid transfer degree in the Liberal Arts. If you are unsure of what you ‘d like to major in, this degree offers a good, general survey of courses across many disciplines and it will help you focus on your future preferred field.
The faculty in the Social Sciences Department also hosts several minors, which usually entail 12-13 credit hours in an area of focused interest. These minors can fit within the degree requirements of most Onondaga programs of study.
Faculty in the Social Sciences Department at Onondaga are advisors for a few student clubs, and involved in several committees on campus which occasionally sponsor events.
* Philosophy is not considered a Social Science, but is instead a field of study in the Humanities. At OCC, Philosophy is situated in the Social Sciences Department.