Program Overview

Bucks County Community College offers an Associates in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Social Science for students who are interested in examining various social sciences, liberal arts, and humanities, but have not chosen a specific discipline for which to choose a career. Students will work on developing their foundational knowledge in addition to communication skills, creative thinking and critical thinking capacities. Students completing the program will be familiar with different fields in social sciences for future education.

Individuals will take part in a curriculum which will develop general education knowledge in a variety of fields relating to social sciences and liberal arts. Those classes include English composition, college level mathematics, creative expression, cultural perspectives, integration of knowledge, personal health, social perspective, and effective speaking.  

Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the necessary educational qualifications for future studies.  These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to demonstrate a critical appreciation of the ways in which individuals gain knowledge and understanding of ourselves and the world around us, to demonstrate an informed acquaintance with the main forms of analysis needed for investigating the workings and development of modern society, and to demonstrate knowledge of mathematical and scientific methods and some of the important artistic achievements of the past.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education


    Placement test (exempt for recent graduates with a 3.0 GPA or higher in high school).

    School Overview

    Established in 1964, Bucks County Community College is a two-year, public institution of higher education, with a main campus located in the city of Newtown, Pennsylvania. The mission of the school states: “Bucks County Community College provides a diverse community of learners with exemplary, accessible educational opportunities and the personal connections that foster success.”

    Bucks County Community College offers more than seventy program options, offering associate’s degrees, including transfer programs, and certificate options. Popular majors at BCCC include: business administration, education, liberal arts, and nursing. Along with academic degree programs, the Continuing Education and Workforce Development supports ongoing trainings for area businesses and students, provides adult learning assistance and skills training, and offers in-school youth programs. ELearning programs at Bucks County Community College range from two-year degrees that can be completed entirely online to hybrid programs of study.


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