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Social Sciences at Northern Virginia Community College

If you plan to study social sciences, take a look at what Northern Virginia Community College has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

Northern Virginia Community College is located in Annandale, Virginia and approximately 51,822 students attend the school each year.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Social Sciences section at the bottom of this page.

Northern Virginia Community College Social Sciences Degrees Available

  • Basic Certificate in Social Sciences (Less Than 1 Year)
  • Associate’s Degree in Social Sciences

Online Classes Are Available at Northern Virginia Community College

Don't have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to take traditional classes? Online courses may be the perfect solution for you. They allow independent learners to study when and where they want to while offering the rigor of in-person classes.

For those who are interested in distance learning, Northern Virginia Community College does offer online courses in social sciences for the following degree levels:

  • Associate’s Degree

Northern Virginia Community College Social Sciences Rankings

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Social Sciences Student Demographics at Northern Virginia Community College

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the social sciences majors at Northern Virginia Community College.

Northern Virginia Community College Social Sciences Associate’s Program

70% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 30% of social sciences associate's degrees went to men and 70% went to women.

Northern Virginia Community College Gender Breakdown of Social Sciences Associate's Degree Grads

Northern Virginia Community College does a better job with serving racial-ethnic minorities than the typical school does. Its associate's program in social sciences graduates 21% more racial-ethnic minorities than the nationwide average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Northern Virginia Community College with a associate's in social sciences.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Social Sciences Majors at Northern Virginia Community College
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 67
Black or African American 69
Hispanic or Latino 151
White 184
International Students 11
Other Races/Ethnicities 34

Concentrations Within Social Sciences

Social Sciences majors may want to concentrate their studies in one of these areas. The completion numbers here include all graduates who receive any type of degree in this field from Northern Virginia Community College. Some of these focus areas may not be available for your degree level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
General Social Sciences 522

Careers That Social Sciences Grads May Go Into

A degree in social sciences can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for VA, the home state for Northern Virginia Community College.

Occupation Jobs in VA Average Salary in VA
High School Teachers 26,830 $68,770
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 20,130 $75,050
Managers 17,280 $134,500
Social Scientists 4,050 $110,090
Urban and Regional Planners 1,380 $73,770


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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