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Social Science*

  • Social Science*

Sheridan College, Gillette College
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Degree Options: AA 

*This program is also currently available online.

From psychology to anthropology, behavior science to political science, a degree in Social Science can lead you to a variety of related fields. NWCCD’s Associate of Arts degree program in Social Science will give you the broad knowledge and general Social Science background you need to graduate and transfer to pursue higher education. A Social Science degree from NWCCD can lead you to jobs in the public and private sectors. The Social Science degree is offered at both Sheridan College and Gillette College.


Industry Outlook

With skills applicable to a variety of industries and jobs, Social Science graduates are in demand across the United States. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statics predicts 29% job growth for geographic information specialists, 13% growth for post-secondary teachers in the social sciences, and 4% job growth for Anthropologists and Archaeologists.


Careers and Opportunities

Graduates who earn degrees in Social Science are in demand for a variety of jobs and professionals. With their broad understanding of behavioral and social sciences, Social Science graduates are well equipped to work in several fields. An Associate of Arts degree from NWCCD will help you pursue a career in a field like:

  • Social science
  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • International relations
  • Public administration
  • History
  • Education
  • Health and human services
  • Gender studies
  • Environmental planning



We make sure our students learn the broad knowledge of Social Science to easily transfer and pursue higher education.


Our Program

NWCCD’s Associate of Arts in Social Science program leads the region in core coursing offerings, which will help you transfer to pursue a Bachelor’s degree across the country or at the University of Wyoming. At NWCCD, we have expert faculty members in our Social Science program, including archaeologists who have been on dig sites across the world; linguistic experts who have studied grammar and endangered languages; and instructors who have studied forensic anthropology with top experts in the U.S.


NWCCD’s location in northeast Wyoming gives our students and faculty access and geographic proximity to important prehistoric sites in America, including dinosaur excavation sites and historic landmarks, like the United States’ first national monument, Devil’s Tower. As a student in NWCCD’s Social Science program, you will take courses in cultural studies, problem solving, psychology, anthropology, sociology, communication and criminology. You will also be able to pick elective courses from a variety of options, including political science and social work.


NWCCD’s degree in Social Science can lead you to jobs in government, business, international relations and more.


Faculty and Community

Small class sizes allow you to interact with faculty who are specialists in their field and gain a deep understanding of behavioral and social sciences.  Our faculty are dedicated to helping you reach your career and educational goals. Whether you are looking to earn your Associate degree and transfer to pursue a Bachelor’s degree or enter the workforce after graduating from NWCCD, our faculty will work to help you map out your future in the exciting, ever-expanding world of Social Science.


Northern Wyoming Community College District also has strong relationships with local and regional organizations, which provide unique opportunities for our students to grow and learn both inside and outside the classroom.


Want to learn what you can do with a degree in Social Science from NWCCD?


Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD) is a multi-campus community college serving Sheridan, Campbell, and Johnson Counties.

Sheridan College

1 Whitney Way
Sheridan, WY 82801
Phone: 307-675-0505
Phone: 888-675-0505

Gillette College

300 West Sinclair
Gillette, WY 82718
Phone: 307-681-6000
Phone: 888-681-6070