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Social Sciences

Guided Pathway Division

The Social Sciences Guided Pathway explores the interdisciplinary connections among fields of human growth, social behavior and historical analysis. Students will develop strong analytical thinking, research, communication, and relationship-building skills. These credentials lead to a number of different career paths in government, social work, education, business, or non-profit organizations.

Please note:

  • Compton College  is closed to the public until further notice. Only essential personnel are allowed on campus, as scheduled.
  • Student support services will remain online. The on-campus Student Health Center is open by appointment only.
  • The majority of classes will remain online for Spring 2021, Summer 2021 and Fall 2021. There will be limited in-person labs and classes on campus.
  • Visit the Compton College COVID-19 webpage for more information.


Child Development (AA)
Early Childhood Education (AAT and CERT), Early Intervention Assistant (CERT), Special Education Assistant (CERT)

Ethnic Studies (AA)
African American Studies (AA), American Cultures (AA), Chicano Studies (AA)

General Studies (AA)
with an emphasis in Social & Behavioral Sciences

History (AAT)

Liberal Studies  (AA)
Teacher Preparation (AAT), Elementary Teacher Education (AAT)

Political Sciences (AAT)

Psychology (AAT)

Sociology (AAT)

Other Courses Available: Degree or certificate not available at Compton College.
Anthropology, Economics, Women's Studies

Click here for the Compton College Course Catalog.

Major Preparation Worksheets are available for all of the degrees and certificates listed above.

Contact Info

Dr. Paul Flor
Dean of Student Learning
310-900-1600, ext. 2273
VocTech Building, Room 150

Nicole Gordon
Senior Administrative Assistant
310-900-1600, ext. 2787
VocTech Building, Room 150

Celia Valdez
Instructional Division Coordinator
310-900-1600, ext. 2137
Voc Tech Building, Room 137

Citlali Gonzalez
Guided Pathways Counselor

Dr. Raquel Michel-Jackson
Guided Pathways Counselor

Cheryl Threadgill
Guided Pathways Counselor

Beatriz Sapiens
Student Services Advisor

Social Sciences Guided Pathways Division Staff - Click Here

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