School of Liberal Arts and Education
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers three degree programs: an Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts in Social Science; a Bachelor of Liberal Studies with three areas of concentration: Geography, History and Political Science; and a Bachelor of Science in Social Work.
Students pursuing the Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts may choose courses in consultation with an academic advisor to emphasize a specific academic interest or to prepare for upper division study in anthropology, history, political sciences, social work, sociology and interdisciplinary social sciences.
The Department courses and degree programs are intended to provide for systematic advancement towards professional careers and graduate studies in the social and behavioral sciences. Professionally-oriented courses, research and clinical internships, close faculty-student relationships, and liaisons with governmental and community agencies are emphasized as a means of helping students reach their academic and professional goals.
Departmental Academic Criteria
Students in the Department are expected to pass Social and Behavioral Sciences required core courses with a grade of C" or better. For graduation, a student must have an index of 2.0 in his/her major. Students will be required to repeat a course in their major in which a grade of "C-" or below is received, whenever the GPA in the respective major drops below 2.0.
Students applying for advanced standing are required to meet the general advanced standing requirements of the College. Required and prerequisite courses taken elsewhere must be completed with a grade of "C" or better by transfer students as well as by Medgar Evers students who wish to receive credit toward their B.A. degree. Courses completed with a grade of "C-" in another CUNY unit may be accepted pursuant to a review by the Department.
A.A. in Liberal Arts
The Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts is designed to meet the needs of students who are seeking a strong two-year foundation in general education or to complete two-year transferable degree requirements. It meets more specifically, the needs of students who are interested in psychology, political science, history, sociology, social work, anthropology, art, music, literature or communications. Students who are undecided about their majors but interested in liberal arts are encouraged to enter this program. The degree requires the completion of 60 credits.