The Social and Behavioral Science Division provides dynamic educational opportunities to a diverse population, emphasizing knowledge, skills, and personal enrichment and empowering students to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

  • Associate in Arts (AA) degree in Psychology/Sociology - prepares students for an entry-level position in human services or social work. The program will give students a basic understanding of psychology and sociology and will allow them to pursue further education at a university in either field.
  • Associate in Arts (AA) degree in Social Work - students receive a foundation in the social sciences, language, and related fields that prepares them to meet the demands of promoting human and community well-being along the U.S./Mexico Border. 
  • Associate in Arts (AA) degree in Family Studies - students will gain an understanding of family studies that will prepare them to pursue further education at a university. To reach the objectives of the profession, students are advised to continue and complete a bachelor’s degree for employability in this area.
  • Associate in Arts (AA) degree in History - prepares students for transfer to a university to pursue history as a teaching or research career or as an adjunct discipline to other majors.
  • Associate in Arts (AA) degree in American Indian Studies - provides an educational experience that will develop appreciation, understanding and protection of Native American cultures and their histories. It introduces students to the diversity and uniqueness of Native American cultures, their sovereignty as independent nations and the challenges they face in our contemporary society.
  • Associate in Arts (AA) degree in Philosophy - prepares students for transfer to a university by providing a basic knowledge and analytical skill in philosophy. This degree provides a strong foundation for students planning to pursue university studies in philosophy, law, education, communications, science, and art, among others.
  • Associate of Arts degree in Political Science - prepares students for transfer to a university and provides a basic knowledge of governments, politics, and social ideologies. This degree is not only intended for students wishing to become political scientists, but it is also excellent preparation for pre-law.

Courses are also offered in the subjects of: Anthropology (ANT), Geography (GPH), Nutrition (NTR), Orientation (ORI), and Religious Studies (REL). 

Programs

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AA in Psychology/Sociology

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

AA in Social Work

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AA in Family Studies

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

AA in History

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

AA in American Indian Studies

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

AA in Philosophy

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

AA in Political Science

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

Contact Information

Social Sciences Division Staff

Monica Ketchum
Division Chair, Social Sciences
928.344.7646
Trini Carr
Administrative Secretary
928.344.7689
Office: BA 222

Social Sciences Division Faculty

Aryca Arizaga-Marron
Professor of Family Studies
928.317.6421
Monica Ketchum
Professor of History
928.344.7646
David Burris
Professor of Philosophy
928.344.7714
Joseph Vielbig
Professor of Sociology
928.344.7585
Brooke Ayars
Professor of Sociology
928.317.6341
Dubia Zaragoza
Professor of Family Studies
928.344.7556
Kenneth Dale
Professor of History
928.317.7600
Adam Ekins
Professor of Political Science
928.344.7736
Nicolas Byle
Professor of Philosophy
928.344.7728