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Social Sciences

Associate of Science

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Finish a degree in the social or behavioral sciences on campus or 100% online

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More students graduate from Tidewater Community College with the Associate of Science in Social Sciences than any other degree.

It’s easy to see why. TCC’s associate degree in social sciences prepares you to study at a four-year college or university in a wide variety of disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.

Those fields include anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, sociology and psychology. 

Plus, this flexible program is offered with day and evening courses on all four TCC campuses, and you can also complete it 100% online.

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Where can you go?

With the required GPA, you can take advantage of guaranteed transfer agreements with colleges and universities including:

  • William & Mary
  • James Madison University
  • Old Dominion University
  • University of Virginia
  • Radford University
  • Virginia Wesleyan UniversitySee all transfer agreements
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What does this program cost?

You can complete a 2-year associate degree for less than the cost of 1 year at a 4-year college or university. 

TCC's Associate of Science in Social Sciences consists of 4 semesters of full-time study on any TCC campus.

If your schedule doesn't permit full-time attendance, you may also take classes part-time.

Estimated Program Cost*:
61 credits x $185.35 per credit = $11,306.35 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2018 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.

2-year transfer grants

First-time college students who meet GPA and other requirements may qualify for a 2-year transfer grant to apply toward tuition. Grants of $1,000 may be awarded for your junior and senior years. See transfer grant details

Know before you go

If you are planning to transfer to a particular four-year college or university, be sure to familiarize yourself with admission requirements and transferable courses. Speak with a TCC academic counselor and plan your curriculum carefully!

For more information, visit the Transfer programs page.

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Veterans, transitioning military, spouses and dependents: TCC’s Center for Military and Veterans Education provides academic guidance and help in maximizing your GI Bill® and other educational benefits.

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Tuition assistance such as financial aid, scholarships, work-study, grants and loans can help you save money and reduce college debt.

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Complete this degree 100% online!

If you plan on a career in education, TCC’s social sciences degree will prepare you for some teacher certification programs.

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