The focus of the Social Sciences program is to serve students with a wide range of educational and career goals. The Social Science majors are designed for students planning to major in social science at one of the California State Universities. Students should work with their counselors for specific university requirements.

Our Programs

  • Anthropology

    Designed for students interested in anthropology who intend to continue their studies at one of the California State Colleges or at the University of California.

  • Ethnic Studies

    Discover the power of change in Ethnic Studies—explore global issues, advocate for justice, and learn how to make the world more equal.

  • Geography

    Geography studies the interaction between human societies and their environments.

  • History

    The History Department of Merced College offers a variety of history and honors level courses.

  • Human Services

    The study of human services provides an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the nature of humankind, while also gaining a deeper understanding of the self which ultimately translates into becoming better helpers.

  • Political Science

    The Merced College Department of Political Science is designed to help introduce students in developing knowledge, analytical skills and critical insights into the nature of politics, political problems, political systems and power relationships in the United States and around the world.

  • Psychology

    The Psychology curriculum provides students with an opportunity to gain an understanding of how psychological research and theory can be applied to daily life experiences.

  • Sociology

    The study of sociology helps us to see and appreciate all of our connections to others, and affords the opportunity to become more responsible, through analytical thinking, for ourselves and the human community.

School of Arts and Social Sciences Staff

The foundation of a successful career begins here.

Next Steps