Program Overview

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.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Lenoir Community College is a two-year public school located in Kinston, North Carolina. LCC was established in 1958 by the State Board of Legislation. Lenoir Community College is part of the North Carolina Community College System. The school serves nearly 850,000 citizens annually through its primary service area, which includes Lenoir, Greene, and Jones counties.

    Lenoir Community College offers certificates of completion and associate’s degrees. The College offers many certificates and diploma options requiring less than two years for completion. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, weekend, and in online format. Distance Education courses carry the same academic credit and rigor as traditional on-campus classes and follow the same semester start and end times. Online courses can be hybrid, web-assisted, internet-based, or video courses.


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