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Career and Academic Pathways: Social & Behavioral Sciences

Social & Behavioral Sciences Meta-major

About Degrees and Certificates

  • An Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree provides knowledge and skills for employment or further study in a chosen field.
  • An Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) degree is for students interested in transferring to schools within the California State University (CSU) system to earn a bachelor’s degree.
  • A Certificate of Achievement (C) is approved by the state and prepares students to enter the workforce.
  • A Skills Certificate (CS) is issued by the department and prepares students to enter the workforce.
  • A Noncredit Certificate (CN) is for students who want to acquire employment, transition to college, and/or explore pathways leading to a career.

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  • The Program Information Icon inks you to the College Catalog, which provides an overview of the program and lists the required courses for the selected degree or certificate.
  • The Program Map Icon links you to a printable pdf with a suggested pathway through the program, listing which classes to take by semester.
  • The Occupations and Careers Icon inks you to Program Mapper, which allows you to compare careers and areas of study, see occupations and careers associated with the program, and view which courses to take each semester to complete the program.

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For spring 2022 semester we are coninuing online services as well as having counselors in-person (M-TH 9-3). Hours subject to change.

Counseling Intern Pool:

To apply for possible 2022-2023 Unclassified Paid Intern positions in the Counseling Department (must be enrolled in college undergraduate or graduate programs), please complete the form at this LINK. Applications are due May 31, 2022.

Office Hours and Location

Student Services Building, 2nd Floor

Mondays to Thursdays: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Fridays: 8:00am - 2:00pm

Contact Us

Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2250

In-Person (Express)
Mondays to Thursday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Friday: None

E. Bird Song
Chair, Counseling
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext 2062

Schedule an Online Appointment (30-60 min) with Cranium Café
Express Counseling (Walk-In)