Social Science Degrees

Social Science Degrees

Solve Real Problems, See Meaningful Results

In our Social Science programs, you'll learn critical thinking and analysis skills that can prepare you to make a difference in a wide variety of career paths.

Whether you'd like to join the workforce right after graduating or are looking to transfer to a four-year school, we can help map out the perfect journey for you.

Explore all your options in our social science interest areas to learn more about what just two years at Kirkwood can do for your future.

Our Education and Human Services programs can prepare you for a meaningful career in teaching and related fields, while other social science concentrations can give you a great start toward earning a four-year degree.

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Economics

Learn to understand the factors that determine production, distribution, and the consumption of goods and services.

Transfer (AA/AS)

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Education Careers

Discover aspects of becoming a successful teacher or paraeducator, including general teaching concepts and methods.

Transfer (AA/AS)

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Fire Science Technology

Recent high school graduates or volunteers can use this program to improve their employment prospects in this profession.

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History

Explore the human experience in relation to particular periods and places. You'll learn to consider contexts as well as facts. 

Transfer (AA/AS) 

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Paralegal

Paralegal Studies program will prepare you for the paralegal profession, and it can also give you the credentials you need to further your career if you’re already employed in legal work.

Transfer (AA/AS)

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Political Science

Kirkwood’s Political Science interest area focuses on government, law and political behavior. It also deals with power structures, institutions, and diversity.

Transfer (AA/AS)  

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Psychology

Psychology at Kirkwood focuses on describing, predicting, and explaining behavior from different perspectives.

Transfer (AA/AS)

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Sociology

A strong background in sociology can grow your creativity, innovation, critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and problem-solving skills. 

Transfer (AA/AS)

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“If you have a passion, there are so many opportunities to chase it at Kirkwood. It has everything you need educationally and personally. I actually feel emotionally changed by being here. I’ve felt alone at times in my life, but I’ve met a lot of great people at Kirkwood. I definitely don't feel alone here.”

Kevis Berger,
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Looking for more options?

Check out our Program Areas

Program Areas are a collection of Kirkwood’s academic program options organized by similar career/interest categories. If you’re not ready to commit to a specific program yet, a Program Area is perfect for you! You can also customize any of our programs to meet your transfer needs, if that’s your goal.

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Questions?

Social Sciences Department
2092 Cedar Hall
319-398-4911
social.sciences@kirkwood.edu

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