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Social & Behavioral Sciences


Division Deans

  • Humanities/Social Sciences division – Rachel Mason
  • Fine Arts and Communications division – Gary Pritchard
  • Liberal Arts division – Frank Mixson


  • Rosa Carrillo (Academic)
  • Shelia Hill (Academic)
  • Traci Ukita (Career)
  • Marvelina Graf (Transfer)

Program Assistant

  • Sara Chavez

Interested in learning more about the Social and Behavioral Sciences LCP?

What are some INTERESTS people in this pathway have?

  • Listening to other people’s viewpoints
  • Understanding the human condition
  • Learning about human cognition, behavior, and relationships
  • Thinking of new ways to do things
  • Communicating with different types of people
  • Learning about societal impacts
  • Serving the community

What are some SKILLS I can develop in this pathway?

  • Oral and written communication
  • Active Listening
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Understanding others
  • Making symbolic connections
  • Relating well to others
  • Adapting to change
  • Problem-solving
  • Research

What are some OCCUPATIONS related to this pathway?

Most majors can prepare students for a wide variety of occupations. The following list reflects a range of options, some of which require advanced degrees. Please note that this is not exhaustive list.

  • Adoption Agent
  • Anthropologist
  • Archivist
  • City Planner
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • College Professor
  • Counseling Psychologist
  • Economist
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Historian
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Journalist
  • Paralegal
  • Personnel Specialist
  • Probation Officer
  • Program Director
  • Public Affairs Specialist
  • Public Utilities Manager
  • Research Associate
  • Social Worker
  • Teacher
  • Technical Writer

Additional Occupation RESOURCES

  • O*NET OnLine – national database which provides information on approximately 1000 occupations, including descriptors related to the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for specific occupations

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook – tool maintained by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics to provide information such as educational requirements, on-the-job training, work environment, pay, and job outlook for a wide range of occupations

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