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Make an Impact on the World Around You.
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Make an Impact on the World Around You.
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Social & Behavioral Sciences

NWACC's Social & Behavioral Sciences programs can help you start the career you want in a broad range of fields. Whether you're ready to make an impact on your community, work with children as an advocate, or protect and uphold the law as a paralegal, you'll find the program for you.

You can work towards earning credits for an associate of applied science, a technical certificate, a certificate of proficiency or transfer degree plan or earn credits in general education courses like anthropology, history, philosophy, psychology, geography, social work, political science and sociology.

No matter your educational goals, there is a path for you.

To view the latest COVID-19 updates and what to expect this school year, visit NWACC's coronavirus web page.

Contact Social and Behavioral Sciences

Programs

Police Officers

Criminal Justice

Gain knowledge in the criminal justice system and its various agencies and processes established to control crime and impose penalties on those who violate laws.

Criminal Justice

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Child Advocacy

Develop skills in effectively recognizing child maltreatment, intervening and preventing child abuse, and gain training in how to respond to allegations of abuse.

Child Advocacy

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Early Childhood Education

Learn about the social, emotional, physical, cognitive, communicative and creative development of young children from birth to eight years of age.

Early Childhood Education

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Global Studies

Earn a degree in global studies and learn how to relate your understanding and knowledge of the world to the larger trends and issues that affect the entire globe.

Global Studies

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Paralegal

Learn how to research legal precedent, perform investigative work, prepare legal documents and provide support to attorneys, law offices, government agencies and corporations.

Paralegal

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English for College & Career

Participate in courses designed for multilingual students looking to further develop their English language skills and succeed in their English courses. 

ENGC

 

Courses

Start your transfer degree plan and engage in enriching courses to learn critical thinking skills while examining current issues or past events in the fields of geography, history, philosophy, political science, political science, psychology, sociology and social work. 

 

Wellness & Fitness

Stay active and healthy physically, mentally and emotionally with a variety of wellness and fitness classes and options. 

Fitness Options

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Holocaust Awareness Project

NWACC's Social & Behavioral Science Division created the NorthWest Arkansas Holocaust Awareness Project (NAHAP) task force, which organizes public lectures and educator workshops focused on Holocaust knowledge and mass violence awareness.

About NAHAP

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