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Academics

Academics at Union County College

Division of Social Science, Business & History

We believe that students in the 21st century benefit from a thorough grounding in the studies of human social interaction and diversity, as well as a knowledge of the trade of goods, services and ideas, all understood with an appropriate historical perspective.  In humanity’s timeline, we must understand how innovative paths have been forged, how today’s global age is taking shape and the ways in which we can make a meaningful impact.  In the pursuit of such life-long learning, our division offers this opportunity through the study of the social sciences, business and history. Our division offers a variety of courses in many learning platforms: face-to-face, blended and online. We encourage you to take classes with our highly educated, diverse and extremely dedicated full-time and part-time faculty members.

Social Sciences
Social sciences concern, most simply, the study of human interaction within a society and how these interactions influence the broader community and world.  Students can choose courses from a variety of social science disciplines, including:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Government
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Social Services
  • Sociology

Business
As one of the most popular majors in colleges and universities worldwide, business includes the study of management, operations, finance, human resources and marketing.  Students can learn general business theories and practice, or become highly specialized, in such disciplines as:

  • Accounting
  • Business and Computer Applications Technology
  • Business Management
  • Business Marketing
  • Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism
  • Sport Management

History
History, in its broadest sense, is the study of our collective past.  For many historians, historical perspective is the key to understanding our present realities.  Students can choose from a variety of subjects, including:

  • History of New Jersey
  • International Politics
  • US History

 

For additional information about our current degree and certificate offerings, please visit the following:

A.A. (ASSOCIATE IN ARTS) DEGREE PROGRAMS:
Business
Early Childhood/Elementary Education
Education
History
Humanities & Social Institutions
Liberal Arts
Psychology
Public Administration
Sociology

A.S. (ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE) DEGREE PROGRAMS:
Criminal Justice
Liberal Studies
Social Services

A.A.S. (ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE) DEGREE PROGRAMS:
Accounting
Business & Computer Applications Technology
Business Management
Business Marketing
Fire Science Technology
Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism
Paralegal Studies
Sport Management

CERTIFICATES:
Criminal Justice Certificate
Office Professional
Paralegal Studies Certificate of Achievement