Discover how the world works

From psychology to philosophy to ethnic studies to history, social science courses will deepen your understanding of culture and humanity. Prepare to transfer with a Social Sciences major, fulfill some GE Requirements, or take an elective. Whichever path you're on, our courses will engage you in discussion and develop your independent thinking and critical reading and writing, as you explore the major topics that face human society.

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The Social Sciences Division
  • Division Dean: Dr. Thea Alvarado
  • (626) 585-7248
  • C-321
  • M - Th, 7 am - 7 pm
    F, 8 am - 4:30 pm

Choose Your Path

We offer degree programs and certificate programs in eleven areas of study. Our courses may be taken individually or as part of a planned program leading to a Certificate of Achievement, Occupational Skills Certificate, and/or an Associate degree. No matter your goal, we have an option for you!

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Whether you're a new, returning or current PCC student, we're here to help!