The Humanities and Social Science degree program at SUNY Niagara include the foundation courses for many college degree programs. The information, concepts, and attitudes conveyed in these courses are easily applied to any career goal.
The Humanities and Social Science degree program is designed to allow maximum flexibility in creating a program. Such a broad-based liberal arts major is appropriate for students who plan to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program in fields such as anthropology, economics, English, history, modern languages, philosophy, psychology, social sciences, sociology, or international studies. The majority of graduates from this major transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree.
The Humanities and Social Science degree program is also appropriate for students with a more specific career direction. Careers such as architecture, childhood education, chiropractic, exceptional education, government or legal studies, management science, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and secondary education begin with a liberal arts base.
The flexibility of the Humanities and Social Science degree program is also appropriate for students who are undecided on a career pathway and who wish to explore several academic areas. LAHS maintains numerous Dual Admissions and Articulation agreements with many local four year colleges and universities. The program is also available as a distance-learning option.
Program Goals and Objectives
- LAHS students achieve a general knowledge of the liberal arts by taking a variety of courses from several Liberal Arts disciplines. They have opportunities to develop their abilities to think critically, to learn research methods using a variety of data bases, to work cooperatively with others and to synthesize and communicate the knowledge and skills they have acquired.
- Students are given the opportunity to receive in-depth instruction in a specific discipline within LAHS. Study in LAHS provides students with a wide range of opportunities for understanding and analyzing human behavior and experiences.
Jasmine Neglia ’21
“The Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities and Social Sciences program helps students set a solid foundation for the possibility of transferring to a four-year university. Of all the factors that led me to choose SUNY Niagara, the most significant is the opportunity of Dual Admissions which guarantees admission at a junior-level status at a four-year college. This is a great opportunity that I encourage all students to look into. We are fortunate to have such knowledgeable and caring faculty members who want us to succeed. There are many professors and advisors I turn to for mentoring and they have a huge impact on my ability to succeed in my academics and extracurricular activities. I cannot stress enough how vital it is to have the support of your professors and other faculty and staff members. Utilize them! They’re here to help you succeed!”
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Matthew Clarcq, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator and Professor, History
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