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Behavioral and Social Sciences

Whether you’re pondering the mysteries of the human psyche or exploring the origins of civilization, Miami Dade College’s Behavioral and Social Sciences programs are an excellent way to sharpen your critical thinking and study skills in preparation for the pursuit of advanced academic degrees.

Potential career fields include law, education, business, governance, health, and more.

The department offers Associate in Arts degrees in:


The study of humankind. Course offerings prepare the student in the four fields of the discipline: Cultural Anthropology, Physical Anthropology, Anthropological Linguistics, and Archaeology. The curriculum prepares students for subsequent upper division work. Students majoring in Anthropology should plan to obtain a graduate degree to fully succeed in the field.
Check out recommended courses for Anthropology majors


One of the best preparations for students who are considering law school. In addition, history prepares students well for teaching social studies in middle or high school, as well as providing a starting point for careers in teaching history at the college level. History as a major in college also provides a background for those who wish to pursue careers in state or federal government positions. Finally, history is excellent general liberal arts major for students who plan to later attend graduate or professional school in the arts or business.
Check out recommended courses for History majors

International Relations

This program is designed to equip students with a fundamental orientation in the field of international relations, to provide basic methods of approach to this field of study and to provide intelligent observation of international affairs. Employment opportunities are to be found in government service, teaching, and business.
Check out recommended courses for International Relations majors

Political Science

A baccalaureate in Political Science provides a strong foundation for students planning to pursue graduate work in the field or to attend law school. Most jobs in political science require a Ph.D. Political scientists are employed as college professors, consultants, writers or by governmental agencies.
Check out recommended courses for Political Sciences majors


A major in psychology provides students with courses and information about human behavior. Professional psychologists must continue their education and training beyond the baccalaureate degree. Students wishing to explore careers in counseling, social work or human services should look closely at this undergraduate major.
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This program is designed for students planning careers requiring liberal arts education or specialized competence in social relations or social behavior, including careers in business, government, or the professions.
Check out recommended courses for Sociology majors

Social Work

This program prepares students in the field of social welfare for careers as social workers or workers in related human service fields. Social workers provide the link between organized social services and individuals and families who are not able to provide for themselves or who need assistance in solving their problems. Employment areas include hospitals, mental health centers, rehabilitation centers, schools and correctional institutions.
Check out recommended courses for Social Work majors

Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Miami Dade College.
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