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Social Sciences

Are you curious about the world around you? If so, the Social Sciences program at RCC is a great fit! The program is designed for students who are interested in enhancing the world through both theoretical and practical lenses. Students learn about themselves, others, and society as a whole. Students explore historical data and its effects on modern life. The Social Sciences program helps students address interdisciplinary topics by utilizing critical thought and problem-solving skills. The Social Sciences program provides students with the opportunity to earn higher-level degrees in areas such as history, psychology, economics, and sociology! However, if students choose, they can dive straight into the workforce in a wide array of fields.

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Course Requirements

Semester One - Fall 2022 Credits
ACS102 The College Experience 3.00
ENG101 English Comp. I 3.00
IST120 or CIS141: Microcomp Apps 3.00
MAT120 Intro to Statistics 3.00
SSI101 World History I 3.00
Semester Two - Spring 2023 Credits
ENG102 English Comp. II 3.00
HUMELECT Humanities Electives 3.00
SCIELECT Lab Sci Elec See Hrs/Rec 4.00
SSI102 World History II 3.00
SSIELECT Social Science Electives 3.00
Semester Three - Fall 2023
LANELECT Foreign Language Elective 3.00
OPENELEC Open Electives 3.00
SCIELECT Lab Sci Elec See Hrs/Rec 4.00
SSIELECT Social Science Electives 3.00
SSIELECT Social Science Electives 3.00
Semester Four - Spring 2024
HUMELECT Humanities Electives 3.00
HUMELECT Humanities Electives 3.00
LANELECT Foreign Language Elective 3.00
OPENELEC Open Electives 3.00
SSIELECT Social Science Electives 3.00
Upon attaining a Social Sciences degree at Roxbury Community College many students choose to continue their education by obtaining bachelor's degrees at four-year institutions. However, some students prefer to venture right into the employment sector. As program graduates explore a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary topics, graduates entering the workforce have a variety of career paths to choose from. RCC grads have pursued careers as counselors, researchers, economists, career specialists, historians, professional tutors, and city planners, to name a few. 

MassTransfer - Through the MassTransfer program, your social sciences degree from RCC transfers as two years of completed work towards at Bachelor's degree at most state colleges and universities.  Review the A2B pathways on the MassTransfer website

RCC also has articulation agreements with private universities that allow for seamless transfer to a four-year school upon completion of your social sciences degree at RCC:

Social Sciences
First Name Last Name Title Department Phone Email Room
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Monique
Selden Full Time Faculty- Psychology Social Sciences Department 857-701-1473 mselden@rcc.mass.edu 3-205F
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Nathaniel
Bowen Adjunct Faculty Social Sciences Department nbowen@rcc.mass.edu
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Hanna
Baranchuk Adjunct Faculty- Speech Social Sciences Department 617-427-0060 x5123 hbaranchuk@rcc.mass.edu
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Jason
Laguna Full Time Faculty- Sociology Social Sciences Department 857-701-1506 jlaguna@rcc.mass.edu 3-205B
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Jacquolyn
Payne-Thompson Adjunct Professor Social Sciences Department 617-427-0060 x5211 jpaynethompson@rcc.mass.edu
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Cheryl
Sclar Adjunct Faculty Social Sciences Department 617-427-0060 x5223 csclar@rcc.mass.edu
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Nasreen
Latif Associate professor Social Sciences Department 857-701-1597 nlatif@rcc.mass.edu 3-301A
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Loulseged
Sahlu Adjunct Professor Social Sciences Department 857-701-1540 lsahlu@rcc.mass.edu 3-435
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Kevin
Aylmer Adjunct Professor Social Sciences Department 617-427-0060 x5113 kaylmer@rcc.mass.edu
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Jean-Pierre
Mulumba Adjunct Professor Social Sciences Department 617-427-0060 x5198 jmulumba@rcc.mass.edu
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