School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Are you interested in human behavior? Want to learn about our impact on the world?

The programs in MTC's School of Social and Behavioral Sciences can prepare you for a broad range of careers that focus on human behavior and how it impacts our natural and cultural environments. This school has transferable associate degrees as well as programs to train you for great careers in two years or less.

Anthropology Geography Political Science Psychology Sociology

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Anthropology is the study of the development and diversity of the human experience. This field also addresses the impact of evolutionary processes on the physical development and cultural adaptation of the human species.


Having an anthropology degree makes students broadly marketable in a variety of different academic and professional settings. Anthropology graduate career opportunities include forensic anthropologists, urban planners, product developers, consumer affairs investigators, museum curators, park rangers, field assistants, exhibit arrangers, coroner technicians, and teachers of English as a foreign language abroad.

Associate Degree


Geography is the study of the physical and social landscapes of our world. In this field, students will examine environmental systems and natural resources, as well as cultural, economic, and political systems on a global scale.


Geographers learn how to think globally, interpret and create maps, work with quantitative and qualitative data, and decipher natural and human landscapes. These spatial analysis and interpretation skills are increasingly essential for careers in natural and cultural resource management, disaster and emergency management, policymaking, international aid and human rights, urban and regional planning, regional and multinational businesses, and teaching positions at all levels.

Associate Degree

Political Science

Political science is the study of local, state, national, and international governmental institutions. Political science also analyzes the impact of current events on societies globally.

Political Science – American Government

Careers in American Government can include working as an attorney or judge, staff for an elected official, running for office, running a nonprofit organization, advocating as a lobbyist, teaching and researching political science in higher education, campaign management/consultation, teaching in K-12, and work as a political analyst or consultant.

Associate Degree

Political Science – International Relations

Careers in International Relations can include work as an ambassador, intelligence specialist/agent, immigration specialist, teaching in K-12, international business associate, work in the foreign service, international attorney, political analyst, research in higher education focusing on international relations, or work with the United Nations.

Associate Degree


Psychology uses the science of behavior, thought, and organizational problems to promote health and well-being. Psychologists can also play essential roles within the judicial system.

Applied Psychology

This program teaches the skills needed to become a mental health program manager, market researcher, or human rights advocate. This program is also a good start toward a career in counseling, school psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, or mediation.

Associate Degree

Biological Psychology

This program teaches the skills needed to become a psychiatric technician or psychosocial rehabilitation specialist. This program is also a good start towards a career as a neuroscientist, health psychologist, research psychologist, or human factors psychologist.

Associate Degree

Forensic Psychology

Forensic psychologists learn the critical skills needed to evaluate criminal offenders, help inform the decisions of judges and juries, and assist children and adults in difficult custody situations. This career is often essential in courtroom settings and is important for advocating the well-being of at-risk populations in specific cases.

Associate Degree


Sociology is the study of how people interact with each other every day, and how that shapes the history, psychology, and economics of the world.


Sociologists study people as they form groups, organizations, networks, and social institutions. They examine large-scale shared patterns of social interaction and the construction and maintenance of society as a whole. Sociologists often conduct and analyze research dealing with poverty, racism, sexism, crime, terrorism, and war.

Associate Degree

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Academic programs count as academic credit for a certificate, diploma or degree and may transfer toward future academic endeavors at four-year colleges and universities.
Training programs can be completed in a matter of weeks or months, are focused on career training, and provide credentials and certificates needed in the specific fields of study. Coursework does not transfer.
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