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Social Science

Liberal Arts / Social Science

The Social Science degree program at Manchester Community College provides solid theoretical and practical foundation in the social sciences to facilitate discovery and exploration of academic interests within the field and prepare students for transfer to baccalaureate programs. The coursework completed at Manchester Community College will serve as the entry point to a career pathway in fields such as politics, government, law enforcement, or education.

A degree in Social Science is the beginning of a pathway that leads to careers such as: Historian, Educator, Correctional Officer, Paralegal, Archaeologist Technician, Criminal Investigator, Customs Inspector, Court Clerk, Political Analyst, Private Investigator, Police Office, Intelligence Officer, Lawyer, Lobbyist.

An articulation agreement exists for MCC Social Science students to transfer to UNH Manchester Politics and Society degree program and to Plymouth State University. For details and criteria, please visit MCC’s Career and Transfer Office.

Program Goal

The Social Science degree program offers a comprehensive social science foundation that provides students with a theoretical basis for future study. Aligning with coursework offered at four-year institutions, the Social Science degree program seeks to provide all students with courses in history, political science and related social sciences disciplines. This degree program offers students the first two years of a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Social Science or related programs of study such as pre-law, political science or history education.

Program Outcomes

Students who graduate from this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a solid foundation of basic theoretical and practical knowledge in the social sciences
  • Comprehend key facts, concepts and terminology in the social sciences
  • Engage in practical application of common social science theories
  • Think critically and analytically
  • Communicate effectively through oral and written skills
  • Conduct ethically sound research within the social science field
  • Exhibit cultural sensitivity and appreciation of diversity, both locally and globally

Social Science Degree

Degree Program - First Year

First Year Fall Semester TH LAB CR
FYE100M MCC Essentials 1 0 1
ENGL110XM or
College Composition I with Corequisite or
College Composition I
4 0 4
  History Elective - Choose one: (HIST120M, HIST202M) 3 0 3
  Behavioral/Social Science Elective - Choose one: (PSYC110M, ANTH101M, SOCI110M) 3 0 3
  Mathematics Elective 3 0 3
  Total X X X
First Year Spring Semester TH LAB CR
ENGL113M Introduction to Public Speaking 3 0 3
GEOG110M World Geography 3 0 3
  History Elective - Choose one: (HIST130M, HIST204M) 3 0 3
  Lab Science Elective 3 3 4
  Liberal Arts and Sciences or Open Elective* 3 0 3
  Total X X X

Degree Program - Second Year

Second Year Fall Semester TH LAB CR
MATH202M Probability and Statistics 4 0 4
POLS110M American Government 3 0 3
  History/Political Science Elective - Choose one: (HIST203M, HIST215M, POLS115M, POLS215M, SOCI250M) 3 0 3
  Behavioral/Social Science Elective - Choose one: (PSYC110M, ANTH101M, SOCI110M) 3 0 3
  Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
  Total X X X
Second Year Spring Semester TH LAB CR
POLS210M Introduction to Political Science 3 0 3
ENGL220M College Composition II 4 0 4
LSSC299M Social Science Capstone 3 0 3
  History/Political Science Elective - Choose one: (HIST203M, HIST215M, POLS115M, POLS215M, SOCI250M) 3 0 3
  Lab Science Elective 3 3 4
  Total X X X
Total Credits - X

Students must take a minimum of three (3) 200 level Social Science courses at MCC to meet residency requirements.

* Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective: any course with ANTH, ARTS, ASL, BIOL, CHEM, ECON, ENGL, ENVS, ESCI, FREN, GEOG, GEOL, HIST, HUMA, MATH, PHIL, PHYS, POLS, PSYC, SOCI, or SPAN in the course number.

** Students may only receive credit for one section of each of the following topics courses: HIST203M and POLS215M.

*** POLS110M denotes milestone course which must be taken / passed in the semester indicated to maintain good standing in the degree program.

**** Students in this program must successfully complete SOCI110M and may not take SOCI109M. Credit will not be awarded for both courses.

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