Social Science

Whether you’re looking to fill a program requirement or wish to concentrate in a specific social science area so that you may transfer to a four-year institution, you’ll find what you need here. NMC offers Child Development and Law Enforcement programs, a Teacher Academy partnership and Service Learning Internships. Career Exploration and Planning is also offered for students undecided about a career path.

You may wish to pursue a two-year Associate in Science and Arts degree with an emphasis in Child Development. This degree opens many doors to you as an education professional in the field of Early Childhood, or could be a stepping stone to transfer programs.

In addition, NMC partners with Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District and the Career Tech Center with agreements that allow high school students dual-enrollment in certain courses. Students interested in the teaching field can receive up to six credits for elementary and secondary education through the completion of the TBAISD Teacher Academy Program. Dual-enrolled Career Tech students in the Early Childhood Program may receive up to six credits toward a certificate or degree in Child Development.

If your interest lies in law and serving the community, you’ll want to consider NMC’s Law Enforcement program, which prepares students to become law enforcement officers while earning a two-year degree.

No matter the area of study, Service Learning projects offer you the opportunity to explore careers and build work-related skills through hands-on learning. At the same time, you are providing important volunteer services to the community.

Degrees Available

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Associate in Science and Arts (ASA)
Certificate of Achievement

Occupational Specialty Programs

Child Development (Certificate)
Law Enforcement (AAS)

Transfer Opportunities

Child Development
Criminal Justice
Economics
Education 
Geography
Political Science
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology

Online & Other Learning Options

ASA degree - Depending on the transfer college requirements, many required courses can be taken online.
Criminal Justice program (ASA degree)

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