Santa Barbara City College

721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2394

Program Details

Students who are enrolled in the Assoicate in Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree with a Social and Behavioral Sciences Emphasis are required to complete general education coursework, elective coursework, and emphasis coursework. Students will explore a wide variety of topics in the areas of arts, sciences, social, and behavioral sciences. Choosing an emphasis in social and behavioral sciences allows students to explore these topics more in depth. Participants who choose this emphasis may already be interested in social and behavioral sciences but wish to learn more about these subjects.

Often, students who pursue a degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university. It is common for individuals to use this program as a stepping-stone to discover their own interests and what they may want to major in when choosing to earn a baccalaureate degree.

For students who wish to directly enter the workforce, this degree may qualify them for various entry-level positions in businesses and organizations. Through the curriculum, individuals acquire skills in communication, critical thinking, problem solving, and more. These skills are often sought after by employers and are heavily utilized within a wide variety of career settings. Students who decide to further their education beyond an associate’s degree may major in areas of economics, criminal justice, global studies, history, international relations, political science, or any other area of interest.

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    Program Overview

    • Degree Level:
      Associate
    • Delivery Format:
      100% Online
    • Completion Time:
      18
    • Tuition Basis :
      Per Semester Credit
    • In State Rate:
      $46.00
    • Out of State Rate:
      $261.00
    • Additional Fees :
      $80.00
    • Fees Overview :

      Each course is equal to a single unit.

      Health fee: $19 (per semester). Student Representative fee: $1 (per semester).

    • Estimated Degree Cost - In State:
      $908.00
    • Estimated Degree Cost - Out Of State:
      $4,778.00
    • International Students Accepted:
      Yes
    • Accelerated Degree:
      No

    Requirements

    Official transcripts.

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

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