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Social Science Department Gavilan College

Majoring in Social Science at Gavilan is an exciting adventure that may bring you closer to your community or take you adventuring around the globe--or both! The Social Science Department at Gavilan empowers students to explore, and change, the world. Students with social science backgrounds transfer successfully to four-year colleges, pursue fascinating professions, and make meaningful contributions to their communities and society.

An Associate of Arts degree is available with two options:

  • Social Science AA with Emphasis on Community Studies
  • Social Science AA with Emphasis on Global Studies

A 9-unit certificate program in Community Studies is also offered. Both interdisciplinary AA degrees require 21-24 units in the major areas of emphasis.Both AAs involve classes in anthropology, history, political science, psychology, sociology, and other disciplines. Through our Community Studies major you will use academic skills and tools to experience, understand, and influence your own community; through our Global Studies major you will learn how to experience, understand, and influence the future of the planet.








updated May 2015

5055 Santa Teresa Blvd.
Gilroy, CA 95020
(408) 848-4800