Human Understanding, Cross-Cultural Connection.

Is your passion in SBSEHS?

When we take time to understand our past and present — through social work, education, criminal justice, political science, anthropology, economics and psychology — we open doors to the future. SBSEHS programs examine how individuals and groups learn, develop, interact, make decisions and heal.

Think about your favorite film. Is it driven by complex characters? Do you notice patterns and clues in their actions?

Do you enjoy discussing the nuances of relationships or anticipating the outcomes of conflicts? What about giving directions to travelers or teaching coworkers new skills? If so, your empathy and aptitude for analysis will give you an edge in our programs.

Degrees Offered

We offer associate's degrees to help you transfer to four-year schools and associate's of applied science or certificate programs to help you begin work in careers like these:

Career Opportunities

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Decide to Succeed at SLCC

You Belong Here. Apply Now.

Already accepted? Visit MySLCC, your personal information hub, to learn about our simple enrollment process.

Explore Your Area of Study

Not ready to pick a major? Meet with a Career Coach. Together you’ll discover new majors, relevant career options, and choose the best classes to help you explore your interests. Schedule an appointment now.

Start taking the right courses

Not ready to pick your classes? Start with the first 5 classes suggested for your Area of Study. You'll earn fifteen transferable credits to keep you moving forward while you settle on a major. Register now.

Plan with Your Advisor

Academic Advisors help you make experience-based plans for your pathway. When we say experience, we mean both the street smarts you bring to SLCC and any “a-ha!” moments that happen during your first semester.

Save Time, Save Money: Follow Your Plan

Transfer and graduation plans don’t need to be complicated. Your advisor will help you graduate and transfer to a four-year school or join the workforce in the fastest, most cost-effective way possible.

Become a Student with Staying Power

SLCC faculty teach in high-impact ways. Your first-year experience will give you staying power within and beyond the classroom.

Celebrate Your Success!

You made it! But that doesn’t mean we’re any less here for you. SLCC Alumni have access to career services for up to 1 year post-graduation and our transfer center can field continuing questions.

suggested First 5 Classes

Not ready to pick a major, or even your first classes? Start here. While you explore, your advisor will help you choose from the programs within Social & Behavioral Sciences, Education and Human Services. If you decide to change your major or Area of Study, your advisor can help adjust your academic plan to reach your goals.

SOC 1010 (Intro to Sociology) SS or ANTH 1010 (Culture & Human Experience) IG
ENG 1010 or placement
COMM 1010 (Elements of Effective Communication) CM
MATH 1040 or placement
PSY 1010 (General Psychology) SS


The first day of school can be disorienting; we’re here to make sure it’s just the opposite. Before day one, you’ll meet with your Social & Behavioral Sciences, Education and Human Services advisor and a group of other first-year students to learn about scheduling appointments and registering for the right courses.

Excited to meet your advisor? Have you applied to SLCC? Great! We're waiting for you at orientation.

Sign up for new student orientation now.

You choose when and where. It's free, and breakfast or dinner is provided. Online options are also available.

Whatever program you choose, count on 2 face-to-face pit stops with your advisor along the way. We will, too. Find your advisor by Area of Study and major now, or contact Natasha Brenchley, lead academic advisor for Social & Behavioral Sciences, Education and Human Services.

Academic Advisor

Natasha Brenchley

Career Services

Need help exploring careers or areas of study? What about finding a job or an internship? If you’re overwhelmed and not sure where to begin, Career Services is here to help. Whether it’s learning about your skill set, scholarships, resumes, cover letters, networking, interviewing or salary negotiation, our team of trained Career Coaches, Peer Mentors and Employer Specialists can help you create an individualized life plan — and stick to it.

We’ll help you better understand who you are, what you want to do professionally and the steps to take to get there. Engaging with Career Services early and often is the most important step toward achieving this goal and feeling confident in your life direction.

Career Coach

Kate Allen
Still have questions about choosing your area? Focus 2 Career can guide you.

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