LAS Social Science
Dear Liberal Arts/Social Sciences Major:
Congratulations on your choice of Westchester Community College to continue your academic pursuits. Today’s complex, fast changing world requires professionals to have a solid foundation in fundamental knowledge, to think critically, and to communicate well. You have wisely chosen a curriculum, Liberal Arts/Social Sciences, which prepares you for the demands of the job market in today’s dynamic world.
In addition to providing the strong foundation needed to be successful in the job market, the Liberal Arts/Social Sciences Curriculum requirements are structured to enable our graduates to transfer as juniors to four-year colleges. A survey of recent graduates who attended commencement revealed that over 80% of these students planned to transfer to a four-year college. Recent graduates were accepted as juniors to four-year colleges such as Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Yale, Wellesley, Smith, Mount Holyoke, Georgetown, NYU, Iona, Pace, Fordham, Mercy, Manhattanville, Vassar, Sarah Lawrence, Boston University, Atlantic University, SUNY – Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Purchase, Geneseo, New Paltz, Oneonta, and Stony Brook, CUNY – Hunter, Baruch and Lehman, and the Universities of Chicago, Virginia, Massachusetts, Alabama, and Florida. A significant proportion of these graduates reported receiving academic transfer scholarships, which ranged in value from $500 to $42,000. Our alumni reports indicate that our majors continue their success at their four-year colleges and ultimately achieve their goals in their professional careers, which include teaching, law, business, health care, government, etc.
The caring and supportive faculty and staff of our Curriculum enthusiastically are ready to help you achieve your goals.
Curriculum Chair, Liberal Arts/Social Sciences