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Program Details

Lenoir Community College offers undergraduate students the opportunity to earn a foundation degree in Social Science Secondary Education.  The Associate of Arts degree program introduces students to the liberal arts courses needed for immediate entry into a professional position or as the education to start a personal aspiration.  The liberal arts courses set the groundwork for students to better understand the broad range of topics considered the general education requirements; the courses may be used to parallel the first two years of education found at a four-year college or university.

Social science blends the academic study of the social subjects as well as the many other topics of humanities, literature, history, mathematics the natural sciences and communication.  The Social Science Secondary Education program is designed to prepare students for teaching and educator positions in middle to high school learning institutions.  The program is a preparatory degree, designed for students to use as the academic transfer to a participating North Carolina state college or university.  It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of the accepting schools regulations and requirements, as well as satisfy Lenoir Community College’s 65 semester credit hour degree program with a 2.0 GPA.              

Students will use the specialized elective courses to draw from topics of study related to the secondary education of social science.  The courses may delve into concepts of: sociology, history, and economics, among others.  Graduates who do not wish to use the degree for transfer may use this education to pursue entry-level positions as a museum curator, research assistant, scholar, writer, journalist or many other careers.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges