Jun 20, 2024  
2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 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: Students are strongly encouraged to complete a world language, such as Spanish, through the 202-level. Four-year public colleges and universities in Virginia may require successful completion of a world language component, please check with their 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.

Students enrolled in this two-year transfer program may also be eligible for Passport Courses or Uniform Certificate of General Studies  consideration. Please review the provided link for more information and meet with your advisor for details.  

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

Program Information (ABHS)

For additional information about this program visit the Arts, Business, Humanities and Social Sciences web page, stop by room 725 Hampton III, phone 757-825-2799, or email abhs@vpcc.edu