Humanities and Social Sciences Department

East Mesa



"Students will learn to read, think, listen, and communicate critically; make informed choices based on logic, evidence, and ethics; and to appreciate diversity of thought and cultural differences."


The Humanities and Social Sciences offer courses from a broad range of areas that count towards the completion of an Associate of Arts degree and the fulfillment of requirements for other degree programs. Specifically, the Associate of Arts allows students to complete many of the general education requirements for a bachelor's degree while attending Doña Ana Community College. Courses offered by this department include:

  • Anthropology
  • Communication
  • Government
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Philosophy
  • Public Health
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies

In addition, the selection of courses offered by the Humanities and Social Sciences Department provides students the opportunity to explore different courses and determine their areas of interest. Classes are taught by expert faculty who are dedicated to providing students with a dynamic learning experience and environment.

The Humanities and Social Sciences Department is also home to Doña Ana Community College's Public Health Program. Through the Public Health Program, students can complete an Associate of Public Health and a Community Health Worker Certificate.

In general, the Humanities and Social Sciences Department offers courses, degree programs, and a certificate that will allow you to increase your knowledge, improve your critical thinking skills, and grow professionally. Please take some time to view our degrees and certificate; you might find they spark your interest.

So, have we caught your interest?

Don't wait too long! Next Semester begins January 16th