2020-2021 College Catalog 
    Sep 24, 2022  
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Science (882) Associate of Science Degree

Purpose: This degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in social sciences. By guiding students to an appreciation of many different fields of knowledge, the Social Science program attempts to educate the whole person and to increase students' awareness of themselves, their fellow men and women, and the world around them. Social Science graduates become teachers, economists, psychologists, social workers, political scientists, archaeologists, government workers, museum guides, and researchers, among many other types of professionals.

World Language Competency: Some majors at four-year schools require competency in a world language, and students are strongly encouraged to complete those requirements before transferring. Please check with your intended transfer school. Students who completed two or more years of world language in high school may be eligible for advanced course placement at Thomas Nelson. Please check with your advisor.

Part-Time Program Sequence  


This program is fully accessible and can be completed through eCampus (web-based learning) or students can learn in a traditional classroom environment.

Semester Total Credits 14

Semester Total Credits 15

Semester Total Credits 16

Semester Total Credits 16

Total Minimum Credits 61

Social Science credits must come from three of the following prefixes: ECO, GEO, PLS, PSY, or SOC. In selecting transfer courses, students should consult the catalog of their intended transfer institution and major.

Students are strongly encouraged to complete a world language, such as Spanish, through the 202-level. All public colleges and universities in Virginia require world language in some majors and a few require a world language for all majors. Students should consult the catalog of their intended transfer institution and major. Students who studied a world language in high school are encouraged to take the placement test and may be able to skip one or more language courses.

Program Information (ABHS)

For additional information about this program visit the Arts, Business, Humanities and Social Sciences web page, stop by room 851 Templin Hall, phone 757-825-2799, or email abhs@tncc.edu