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The Social, Behavioral Sciences, and Education pathway at Gulf Coast State College encompasses many of the more important career fields in the country. From STEM degrees and health sciences education to humanities degrees and behavioral and social science, this pathway has something for nearly everyone.

As a student in the Social, Behavioral Sciences, and Education pathway, you’ll develop essential skills in advanced research and data interpretation—as well as understanding the connections between human behavior and societal development. You’ll also strengthen professional tools like effective communication, collaboration, and leadership strategies to prepare you for a broad spectrum of careers and bachelor’s programs in education, behavioral and social science, and law.

If you’re interested in a career in education,  science, social studies, law, or psychology, the Social, Behavioral Science, and Education pathway is for you. Whether you’re considering going on to a bachelor’s program and want to earn college credit toward graduation or you’re more interested in going straight into an entry-level position in the field that most interests you, at GCSC you’ll find the community, resources, and support you need to help you succeed every day.

MEET YOUR Social, Behavioral, Education PATHWAY NAVIGATOR

As exciting as it can be to enter college, we understand that deciding on a major or program of study can feel like a huge decision—especially with so many unique options. To help you choose between STEM degrees, education programs, and humanities degree paths, we’ve designed a dedicated pathway that will guide you through your entire college journey.

You’ll be assigned a Pathway Navigator who will help you settle into the Gulf Coast campus and is experienced in behavioral and social science, and  education. They will act as your guide as you choose between education programs, socials sciences, and education degree paths. And if at any time you decide that the pathway you’ve chosen isn’t right for you, they will help you find related pathways that are a better fit.

Your  Social, Behavioral Sciences, & Education Pathway Navigator is:

Allison Parks

Pathway Navigator

Location: SUE Room 206

Prospective Students:

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Current and Returning Students:

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**If there are no appointments available, please stop by the Navigation Center Student Union East Room 221.

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Pathway Guide

How our Social, Behavioral Sciences, & Education pathway works for you

Explore your options in education and behavioral and social science.

Explore courses in health sciences education, behavioral and social sciences, and law. Or dive into biology and chemistry in one of our STEM degrees. If you’re more interested in philosophy or religion, you should consider a humanities degree pathway that will let you study the history of people’s beliefs and ideas. Your Pathway Navigator and career coach can help you find the perfect program based on your strengths, interests, and goals.

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Choose your path.

After you and your Pathway Navigator settle on a degree pathway for you, you can then decide on what kind of degree you want to earn, based on your immediate and long-term career goals. If you want to earn credit to transfer into a bachelor’s program, you can earn an Associate in Arts. Or if you’re more interested in starting your career right away, you can earn an Associate in Science degree, which will prepare you for the job market and entry-level positions in your field. For students who want to become child care professionals in Florida, we also offer a credential program to jumpstart your career. Whether you’re considering one of our STEM degrees, a program in behavioral and social science, or a humanities degree, you’ll find a pathway tailored for your academic and professional goals.

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Stay the course.

Once you begin progressing through your degree pathway, you can work closely with your Pathway Navigator, career coach, and student advisor to excel in your program and prepare for the world beyond graduation. Whether you’re earning one of our STEM degrees or are studying the latest behavioral and social science theories, your success is our top priority. To help you flourish as a student here at GCSC, we offer many helpful resources and tools—including academic tutoring, financial support, and community activities.

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Achieve success in behavioral and social science or education.

Earning your behavioral and social science, education, or humanities degree from Gulf Coast is just the beginning of your journey. After graduation, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to go on to another institution or find a rewarding career helping others. Past graduates of Gulf Coast’s Social, Behavioral Science, and Education pathway are now studying at the University of Florida, Florida State University, and the University of Central Florida—working to earn advanced  degrees and complete programs in education, and behavioral and social science.

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Social, Behavioral Sciences, and Education Degrees and Programs

This pathway covers a wide variety of degrees and programs—including  behavioral sciences, behavioral and social sciences. We offer an Associate in Arts for students looking to transfer to a bachelor’s program; an Associate in Science for those interested in beginning a career as soon as possible; and a credential program for aspiring child care professionals in Florida.

Pathway Degree Programs

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Anthropology/Archeology Option
Panama City Campus
Associate in Arts (AA)
Social, Behavioral, Education
Biology Education Option
Panama City Campus
Associate in Arts (AA)
Social, Behavioral, Education
Chemistry Education Option
Panama City Campus
Associate in Arts (AA)
Social, Behavioral, Education
Early Childhood Education Option
Panama City Campus
Associate in Arts (AA)
Social, Behavioral, Education
Early Childhood Education Option
Panama City Campus
Associate in Science (AS)
Social, Behavioral, Education
Earth/Space Education Option
Panama City Campus
Associate in Arts (AA)
Social, Behavioral, Education
Economics Option
Panama City Campus
Associate in Arts (AA)
Social, Behavioral, Education
Elementary Teacher Education Option
Panama City Campus
Associate in Arts (AA)
Social, Behavioral, Education
English Teacher Education Option
Panama City Campus
Associate in Arts (AA)
Social, Behavioral, Education
Florida Child Care Professional Credential
Panama City Campus
Certificate
Social, Behavioral, Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education Option
Panama City Campus
Associate in Arts (AA)
Social, Behavioral, Education
History Option
Panama City Campus
Associate in Arts (AA)
Social, Behavioral, Education
Mathematics Education Option
Panama City Campus
Associate in Arts (AA)
Social, Behavioral, Education
Middle School Science Education Option
Panama City Campus
Associate in Arts (AA)
Social, Behavioral, Education
Philosophy Option
Panama City Campus
Associate in Arts (AA)
Social, Behavioral, Education
Physical Education Option
Panama City Campus
Associate in Arts (AA)
Social, Behavioral, Education
Physics Education Option
Panama City Campus
Associate in Arts (AA)
Social, Behavioral, Education
Political Science Option
Panama City Campus
Associate in Arts (AA)
Social, Behavioral, Education
Psychology Option
Panama City Campus
Associate in Arts (AA)
Social, Behavioral, Education
Religion Option
Panama City Campus
Associate in Arts (AA)
Social, Behavioral, Education
Social Studies Education Option
Panama City Campus
Associate in Arts (AA)
Social, Behavioral, Education
Social Work Option
Panama City Campus
Associate in Arts (AA)
Social, Behavioral, Education
Sociology Option
Panama City Campus
Associate in Arts (AA)
Social, Behavioral, Education
Special Education Option
Panama City Campus
Associate in Arts (AA)
Social, Behavioral, Education
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