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Iowa Western Community College

Social Sciences

Social Sciences

Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Length: 2 Years
Award: A.A.

Number of Majors: 18
Average Class Size: 25
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Program Courses Offered: Day, Evening, Online
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus,  Clarinda Center

About the Program

Iowa Western’s Social Sciences study program can help you broaden your perspective on life and prepare you for a truly interesting career. This program will prepare you well for transferring to continue your studies at a four-year institution.

At Iowa Western, you’ll learn about work, your home environment, and your community by completing coursework in economics, anthropology, geography, political science, history, sociology, and psychology.

You’ll find that technology is intertwined closely into this program to engage you in learning. Our classes are offered during the day, evening, and online for your convenience. While many schools offer specific social science degrees, Iowa Western’s program has many options and allows students to discover their area of interest and branch out to different areas.

Career Information

The Social Sciences program is designed for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution. Career opportunities in the social science field are primarily dependent upon completion of a bachelor’s degree. Those career opportunities include positions in the areas of economics, history, sociology, psychology, political science, law, and medicine, to name a few.


* Because career opportunities associated with this degree are so varied, salaries vary considerably as well. To explore careers and gather specific salary information, we encourage you to visit the following website: IHaveaPlanIowa