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Learn About Yourself. Learn About the World.
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Learn About Yourself. Learn About the World.
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Social and Behavioral Sciences

The division of Social & Behavioral Sciences can help you start the career you want in a broad range of fields. Whether you're ready to make an impact on your community, work with children as an advocate, or protect and uphold the law as a paralegal, NWACC has a program for you.

Contact Social and Behavioral Sciences

Students can work towards earning credits for an associate degrees, technical certificates, certificates of proficiency and transfer degree plans or earn credits in general education courses like anthropology, history, philosophy, psychology, geography, social work, political science and sociology. Whatever your goals for your future, there is a path for you here.

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Anthropology

Study humanity by examining the origin, behavior and development of humans and what it means to be a human in the cultural sense.

Anthropology

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Child Advocacy

Learn how to recognize, report and respond to child abuse and maltreatment through NWACC's Southern Region National Child Protection Training Center, and begin a career in child advocacy.

Child Advocacy

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Criminal Justice

Start your journey towards a career in law enforcement, prevention and corrections and forensic sciences with the option of earning associate degrees, certificates of proficiency or technical certificates.

Criminal Justice

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Early Childhood Education

Get the preparation you need to enter the preschool workforce through the Early Childhood Education program, and have the options to earn an associate degree or certificate of proficiency.

Early Childhood Education

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English for College Career

Participate in courses designed for multilingual students looking to further develop their English language skills and succeed in their college English courses. 

English for College Career

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Geography

Learn about the earth and its landscapes, environments, people and places by examining the dynamics of cultures, societies and economies as well as the physical land.

Geography

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Global Studies

Go beyond your comfort zone and expand your horizons with study abroad opportunities.

Global Studies

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History

Explore a continuous, systematic narrative of past events as related to a particular people, country, period, person and so on. 

History

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Paralegal

Play an important role within the legal system, providing support to attorneys, law offices, government agencies and corporations.

Paralegal

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Philosophy

Learn methods of questioning, critical discussion and rational argument concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind and language.

Philosophy

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Political Science

Study government and politics at the city, state, national and global level, and learn about the perennial issues of human rights, ideology clashes, regulations, revolutions and more.

Political Science

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Psychology

Study the science of how people think, feel, act and interact with their world, as well as various mental processes, brain functions and behavior.

Psychology

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Social Work

Study the principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversities that are central to social work.

Social Work

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Sociology

Study social life, social change and the social causes and consequences of human behavior.

Sociology

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Wellness / Fitness

Stay active and healthy with a variety of wellness and fitness classes and options. 

Wellness / Fitness