Associate of Arts Social Sciences

The Social Sciences are about human society—the relationships of individuals both within it and to it. Students in the AA Social Sciences take introductory courses in the Social Sciences and have the opportunity to become acquainted with several other disciplines including English, Fine Arts, History, Philosophy, Theology, and Biblical Studies.


Credit Hours: 63
Coordinator: Charles Hackney

Mark Ahlseen, PhD
Associate Professor of Economics
Joel From, PhD
Professor of Philosophy and Humanities
Charles Hackney, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
Steve Robitaille, MBA
Associate Professor in Business Administration
    Requirements  Program Sheets

Program Overview

The AA Social Sciences allows students to maximize university-transferable credits in a setting that encourages them to think seriously about the relationship between Biblical and Theological Studies and the Social Sciences. This degree helps students build a solid foundation in preparation for life and service.


  • the completion of the AA core requirements
  • the completion of 24 credit hours of Social Sciences requirements including:
    • 6 credit hours of one social science sequence (ECON 100 and 101; PSY 100 and 101; SOC 100 and 101);
    • 18 credit hours of social science electives selected from Administration, Anthropology, Economics, Native Studies, Psychology, or Sociology
  • the completion of Free Electives (to bring credit hour total to 63 credit hours)
  • SL 1-2 Service and Experiential Learning (non-credit)

Program Sheets

I met a lot of professors who truly cared about their students. They taught us with great dignity and respect. I appreciate all of the faculty members that I took classes with. I will continue to keep in touch with some of the ones I connected with.
From the National Survey of Student Engagement 2015