Academic Program Proposal

Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
2/23/2017Frederick Community College
Proposal
AASocial Sciences with AOC in Addictions Counseling, Criminal Justice, Education, History, Human Services, Psychology, and Sociology4/28/2017Approved5/1/2017
Social Sciences with AOC in Addictions Counseling, Criminal Justice, Education, History, Human Services, Psychology, and Sociology Program Description
The Associate of Arts in Social Sciences provides students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge about individuals and groups in the context of time and place. The degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four year school. Some students will choose an approved Area of Concentration and others will explore the Social Sciences more generally. The Associate of Arts in Social Sciences will allow students who might otherwise have declared a General Studies major to focus their coursework in Behavioral and Social Science disciplines during their first semester on campus. The Associate of Arts in Social Sciences and Area of Concentrations will reduce the time to degree for students who have a general sense of their academic direction and who may have previously declared a General Studies major. <br>&nbsp; <br>The Area of Concentrations include: <br>&nbsp;Addictions Counseling: - Introduces the students to a broad range of social and&nbsp; rehabilitation services and human development concepts designed to deal with the&nbsp; problems of specific populations, including problems with addiction. <br> <br>&nbsp;Criminal Justice - Introduces students to the highly specialized and sophisticated&nbsp; area of criminal justice by acquainting students with the principles underlying&nbsp; technical skills and procedures, administration and operation of criminal justice&nbsp; organizations and psychological and sociological origins of human behavior. <br> <br>&nbsp;Education - Designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution&nbsp; outside of the state of Maryland to obtain a baccalaureate degree and earn state&nbsp; teacher certification, or for students whose desired teaching discipline is not&nbsp;&nbsp; reflected in existing AAT programs but who will transfer to a baccalaureate&nbsp; program in Education to pursue a teaching career in that discipline. <br>&nbsp;History - This option provides the opportunity to acquire knowledge about how&nbsp; people have interacted within societies and between societies in relation to a&nbsp; multitude of disciplinary areas. <br> <br>&nbsp;Psychology - Characteristic of this option is the acquiring of knowledge and skills&nbsp; related to working with individuals in providing for their emotional and&nbsp; psychological needs. <br> <br>&nbsp;Sociology - Students acquire knowledge and skills necessary to work with people&nbsp; in a changing society. <br> <br>&nbsp;Human Services - Introduces the students to a broad range of social and&nbsp; rehabilitation services and human development concepts designed to deal with the&nbsp; problems of specific populations, including the elderly, children and persons with&nbsp; mental or physical handicaps or problems with addiction. <br>