Liberal Arts and Sciences Humanities and Social Science AA - Adolescence Education Social Studies

Program Information

Degree Type: AA
Program Code: LBAA-AESS
Hegis Code: 5649.00
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Adolescence Education Social Studies Concentration

SUNY Adirondack offers a two-year Associate in Arts (AA) degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities and Social Science, with a concentration in Adolescence Education Social Studies. This program will provide students with appropriate transfer coursework options while meeting the current Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Science requirements. The program is a complement to the Early Childhood/Childhood Concentration program in Education, offering topic specific courses to support transfer pathways into a program in Adolescence Education with a focus on Social Studies. Recommended high school preparation: four years of English, three years of social studies, two years of science and two years of math, preferably college preparatory mathematics.


Cr. Course Title Course Code
1-2 Freshman Experience HRD100 HRD100A or HRD110
3 Introduction to College Writing ENG101
3 SUNY Gen Ed Basic Communication 

ENG102, ENG103, ENG104, ENG105, ENG106, ENG107, ENG108, ENG109 or ENG110

Recommended: ENG108 Writing in abnd about LIterature or ENG109 Elements of Creative Writing

3 SUNY Gen Ed Mathematics  
3-4 SUNY Gen Ed Natural Science lab science  
3 Mathematics or Science  
2 Health and Wellness

 Any PED activity courses, AVS101, AVS102, BIO115, HED103, HED104, HED108, NTR101, NTR111, PED105, PED106, PED206, or PED211

(Note: PED 210 and PED 212 do not fulfill this requirement) 

3 Western Civilization Late Middle Ages to the French Revolution HIS101
3 The United States to 1877 HIS103
3 General Psychology PSY101
3 American National Government PSC103
3 SUNY GEN ED 200-level English 

Recommended: ENG205, ENG206, or ENG207

3 200-level English

Recommended: ENG205, ENG206, or ENG207

3 SUNY GEN ED Foreign Language in same language  
3 SUNY GEN ED Foreign Language in same language  
3 Educational Foundations EDU101
3 Western Civilization French Revolution to Present HIS102
3 The United States since 1877 HIS104
3 World History: Since 1500 HIS106
3 Principles of Macroeconomics or Principles of Microeconomics ECO201 or ECO202
3 Adolescent Psychology PSY206
4 Electives

Recommended: GEG110 (Fall Only), HIS240, HIS260, PSC215, PSC250  PHI201,PHI204

64 Minimum credits required for graduation  

64 minimum credits required for graduation


Recommended First Year
First Semester
1-2 HRD100, HRD100A or HRD110
3 ENG101
3 SUNY GEN ED Mathematics
3 PSY101
3 SUNY GEN ED Foreign Language
3 HIS101
1 Health and Wellness
Second Semester
3 ENG102 - ENG110
3 HIS102
3 PSC103
3 SUNY GEN ED Foreign Language (Second in Series)
3 HIS106
1 Health and Wellness
Recommended Second Year
Third Semester
3-4 SUNY GEN ED Natural Science lab science
3 SUNY GEN ED 200-Level English (See Note 1)
3 PSY206
3 HIS103
3 EDU101
Fourth Semester
3 Mathematics or Science
3 200-level English (See Note 1)
3 HIS104
3 ECO201 or ECO202

Electives (See Note 2)


  1. ENG205, ENG206 or ENG207 are recommended.
  2. Recommended electives include:  GEG110, HIS240, HIS260, PSC215, PSC250, PHI201, or PHI204.
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