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About Social Science: Society and Culture

Ramapo College’s Degree Completion Program (DCP) provides returning adult students ages 25 and older a fully mapped pathway to finishing their undergraduate degree on an accelerated schedule. The DCP offers two accelerated contract majors:

  • Social Science – with a Society and Culture concentration
  • Contemporary Arts – with a Professional Communications concentration

These accelerated majors combine online and evening classroom study on a part-time, year-round schedule (fall, winter, spring and summer).

Generally, DCP students have earned at least 64 credits either through an Associate’s Degree or through a combination of transfer credits from previous institutions. Students must also be part of a Degree Completion Program cohort in order to enroll in either of the DCP accelerated majors or in a DCP section of a course.


DCP majors provide the entirety of any courses required by the major, along with any school core requirements, as part of the mapped curriculum.  The Degree Completion Program assumes that a student has successfully completed Ramapo’s general education requirements prior to enrollment.  However, students who need to complete outstanding General Education requirements or elective credits can do so through advisement from the program director.

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The accelerated Social Science: Society and Culture major combines courses in criminal justice, substance abuse, human rights and other topics of pressing social concern into a coherent whole. Upon completion of this degree, you will be prepared to re-enter the workforce or seek job advancement in fields as diverse as paralegal studies, law enforcement, human resources, public policy, and related fields in law, justice and public health.

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job TitleSalary Range
Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other$64,280 - $174,370
Computer and Information Research Scientists$80,150 - $180,300
Operations Research Analysts$60,660 - $168,270

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services ( or visit


Related Programs

Contemporary Arts: Professional Communication

Bachelor of Arts