Social Science Degrees

Social Science Degrees

Solve Real Problems, See Meaningful Results

In our social science programs, you'll learn critical thinking and analysis skills that can prepare you to make a difference in a wide variety of career paths.

Whether you'd like to join the workforce right after graduating or are looking to transfer to a four-year school, we can help map out the perfect journey for you.

Explore all your options in our social science interest areas to learn more about what just two years at Kirkwood can do for your future.

Our education and human services programs can prepare you for a meaningful career in teaching and related fields, while other social science concentrations can give you a great start toward earning a four-year degree.

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Anthropology & Cultural Studies

Our Anthropology and Cultural Studies interest area focuses on a wide range of regions and people, including Latin America, Japan, China, the Mideast, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Transfer (AA) 

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Communications Studies

Communication Studies at Kirkwood involves dynamic blend of theory and practical experience led by a professional and competent faculty of communication experts.

Transfer (AA)

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Economics

Learn to understand the factors that determine production, distribution, and the consumption of goods and services.

Transfer (AA/AS)

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Education Careers

Discover aspects of becoming a successful teacher or paraeducator, including general teaching concepts and methods.

Transfer (AA/AS)

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History

Explore the human experience in relation to particular periods and places. You'll learn to consider contexts as well as facts. 

Transfer (AA/AS) 

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Paralegal

Paralegal Studies program will prepare you for the paralegal profession, and it can also give you the credentials you need to further your career if you’re already employed in legal work.

Transfer (AA/AS)

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Political Science

Kirkwood’s Political Science interest area focuses on government, law and political behavior. It also deals with power structures, institutions, and diversity.

Transfer (AA/AS)  

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Psychology

Psychology at Kirkwood focuses on describing, predicting, and explaining behavior from different perspectives.

Transfer (AA/AS)

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Sociology

A strong background in sociology can grow your creativity, innovation, critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and problem-solving skills. 

Transfer (AA/AS)

Vicki Reynolds

“I couldn't say enough good things about Kirkwood. They offer a huge variety of classes and times that can fit into any schedule. Plus, the price is too good. I'm working on my second degree at Kirkwood right now and I've never had to take out loans!”

Vicki Reynolds,
Dubuque, Iowa