Social Sciences

The Social Sciences Division offers flexible programs of study preparing students for transfer to four-year programs and count towards UNM Core Curriculum requirements. We also provide elective courses that are essential to the general education core and to the graduation requirements of all programs offered at UNM-Valencia. Whether you are working on your degree, fulfilling Core Curriculum requirements, or exploring something new, Social Sciences offers a variety of courses to help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

Courses Offered

  • Anthropology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Education
  • General Studies
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Women's Studies

Degrees and Certificates Available

  • Associate of Arts in Chicana/o Studies
  • Associate of Arts in Criminology
  • Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education
  • Academic Certificate Early Childhood Education
  • Associate of Arts in Elementary Education
  • Academic Certificate in Elementary Education
  • Associate of Integrative Studies
  • Associate of Arts in Secondary Education


Full-Time Faculty in the Social Sciences Division:

Cheryl Bryan

Chair and Assistant Professor of Psychology

Laura Musselwhite

Dean and Professor of History

Julia Wai-Yin So

Professor of Sociology

Scott Kamen

Assistant Professor of History

Joshua Frank Cardenas

Assistant Professor of Education