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Behavioral and Social Sciences

The Behavioral and Social Sciences Area of Interest will prepare you for certificates, degrees, transfer and careers in the fields of Anthropology, Chicano/a/x Studies, Economics, History, Humanities, Human Services, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, and Sociology.

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Programs

Degrees

High Unit Certificates

(18 units or more)

Low Unit Certificates

(18 units or less)
Notes:
AS-T Associate in Science for Transfer Degree
AA-T Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
AA Associate of Arts Degree
AS Associate of Science Degree
CC Career Certificate
COA Certificate of Achievement
COSP Certificate of Skill Proficiency

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Georgina Bernal
Counselor
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Julio Flores
Counselor
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Monica Hernandez
Counselor
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Angelica Martinez
Counselor
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David Tieu
Counselor
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Robin Babou
Librarian
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Liz Osollo-Chavez
BSS Secretary
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Ted Preston
Professor of Philosophy
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Aracely Tamayo
Counseling Suite Clerk
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Adam Wetsman
Dean

Career Outlook

Conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to address economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monetary and fiscal policy. May collect and process economic and statistical data using sampling techniques and econometric methods.

Median Salary:
$113,035.95
Annual Job Opening:
186
Typical Education Level:
a Doctoral degree or more
Top Entry-level Education:
A Doctoral degree or more
65%
A Master's or Professional degree
35%

Provide individuals, families, and groups with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses. Services include advising family care givers, providing patient education and counseling, and making referrals for other services. May also provide care and case management or interventions designed to promote health, prevent disease, and address barriers to access to healthcare.

Median Salary:
$77,453.35
Annual Job Opening:
2,381
Typical Education Level:
a Master's or Professional degree
Top Entry-level Education:
A Master's or Professional degree
96%
A Bachelor's degree
4%

Research, analyze, record, and interpret the past as recorded in sources, such as government and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films, electronic media, and unpublished manuscripts, such as personal diaries and letters.

Median Salary:
$63,951.10
Annual Job Opening:
50
Typical Education Level:
a Master's or Professional degree
Top Entry-level Education:
A Master's or Professional degree
28%
A Bachelor's degree
20%
A high school diploma or less
18%

Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.

Median Salary:
$145,442.42
Annual Job Opening:
6,472
Typical Education Level:
a Master's or Professional degree
Top Entry-level Education:
A Master's or Professional degree
68%
A Doctoral degree or more
32%

Plan, direct, or coordinate marketing policies and programs, such as determining the demand for products and services offered by a firm and its competitors, and identify potential customers. Develop pricing strategies with the goal of maximizing the firm's profits or share of the market while ensuring the firm's customers are satisfied. Oversee product development or monitor trends that indicate the need for new products and services.

Median Salary:
$158,609.22
Annual Job Opening:
4,139
Typical Education Level:
a Bachelor's degree
Top Entry-level Education:
A Bachelor's degree
56%
A Master's or Professional degree
35%
A high school diploma or less
4%

Diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, whether cognitive, affective, or behavioral, within the context of marriage and family systems. Apply psychotherapeutic and family systems theories and techniques in the delivery of services to individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed nervous and mental disorders.

Median Salary:
$49,589.27
Annual Job Opening:
4,040
Typical Education Level:
a Master's or Professional degree
Top Entry-level Education:
A Master's or Professional degree
91%
A Doctoral degree or more
7%
An Associate degree
2%
Source: Emsi Data.

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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.

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Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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