“BHC social sciences are the foundation upon which I built my academic and professional careers. This is true of both the coursework and mentorship by the staff. Lessons from both carry over many years later.”

Jessica Welsh, J.D., Negotiator, Citigroup Inc.

Social Sciences

Begin your SOCIAL Sciences Major at black hawk college

The Social Sciences Department offers a variety of anthropology, economics history and political science courses that will satisfy the first two years of study at many four-year institutions. No matter what your focus area, faculty and advisors work with you to create a transfer plan to the school of your choice.

Areas of Focus
BHC students transfer into many social science majors to complete a bachelor’s degree. Here are a few sample transfer plans:

Anthropology
History
Political Science

Where do you want to transfer?
If you already have a transfer school in mind, your advisor will customize a transfer plan for that college or university. BHC also has many transfer guides and agreements already established with four-year institutions in a variety of majors.
Transfer Guides and Agreements »


Department HIGHLIGHTS

Social Science-Related Careers
Students taking courses in the Social Sciences Department go on to careers in fields such as education, museums, politics, law, research, finance and more.

Political science internships
Students enrolled in the Selected Studies in Political Science (POLS 258) may work as interns for the local office of the district’s member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Several political science students also have worked locally on campaigns for local, state and national candidates.

 Did you know …
This department is part of the effort to promote Asian studies at Black Hawk College. We have several alumni of the East-West Center’s Asian Studies Development Program which promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia and the Pacific through cooperative study, research and dialogue.

Non-majors welcome!
We offer interesting elective courses in that can fulfill degree requirements as well as campus-wide events.

Student Clubs and Events
Faculty serve as advisers for social science-related clubs and events, which offer students opportunities for field trip and campus events.

  • League of Social Scientists
  • Field trips to the Field Museum in Chicago
  • History film series
  • Erskine Carter Symposium
  • Women’s History Month
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
  • Student Government Association

Scholarship Opportunities

  • The Black Hawk College Foundation has many scholarships for students. These and many others can be found at the BHC scholarships page.
  • BHC Presidential Scholarship: In-district high school seniors in the top 10% of their graduating class at the end of seven semesters are eligible for the Black Hawk College Presidential Scholars Award.
  • Transfer scholarships are also available at many transfer institutions.

Associate Degree Information
If you plan to transfer to a four-year institution, you can earn or Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree.

Program Name Code Award Credits Category Department Keywords
Program Name Code Award Credits Category Department Keywords
Associate in Science 1545 AS Degree 64 AgricultureArt, Design and Performing ArtsBusiness, Computer and Engineering TechnologyCommunication, Humanities and LanguagesEnglish and ReadingHealth and Human ServicesMathematicsNatural Science & EngineeringPsychology and SociologySocial Sciences
Associate in Arts 1045 AA Degree 64 AgricultureArt, Design and Performing ArtsBusiness, Computer and Engineering TechnologyCommunication, Humanities and LanguagesEnglish and ReadingHealth and Human ServicesMathematicsNatural Science & EngineeringPsychology and SociologySocial Sciences