Public Services and Social Science

Public Service and Social Science Division

Welcome to the Division of Public Services and Social Science where you can find a roadmap to any career. With programs in the fields of Education, Early Childhood Education, Behavioral Science (Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology), Human Services, Insurance and Administration of Justice, students may explore a diversity of options to support any career in a variety of fields.

Courses infused with theory, practical applications, resources and academic rigor, provide students with first-hand knowledge to conquer real-world challenges. In addition, the diversity of programs and courses allows students to sample and consider many ongoing and significant social issues, such as:

  • Teaching in a culturally diverse classroom
  • Fostering early learning in children birth to age five
  • Navigating intelligently in a global market
  • Appreciating social justice and human service issues
  • Coping with problematic or abnormal behavior
  • Examining issues and problems within the U.S. Criminal Justice system

Delaware County Community College students enrolled in PS&SS programs benefit from collaborations, articulations, and dual enrollment with fellow colleges and Universities. If you are a student seeking to solidify your education to foster your own success, enroll in Public Services and Social Science programs and courses. 

Early Childhood Director

Early Childhood Education Program

NAEYC accreditedThe College's Early Childhood Education program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Learn More »


Delaware County Community College has been preparing individuals to become professionally qualified and highly skilled as paralegals since the inception of its program in 1985. Learn More »

Social Work

The College's associate degree in Social Work was developed to meet the needs of current and prospective students interested in transferring to a college or university and eventually earning a Bachelor in Social Work degree. Learn More »

Behavioral Science

The Behavioral Science program is designed for students planning to earn at least a bachelor's degree in a behavioral science area such as anthropology, psychology or sociology. Learn More »


The History Program is designed primarily but not limited to those students who wish to pursue a Baccalaureate Degree in History. Learn More »


The Sociology curriculum is designed for students planning to earn at least a bachelor's degree in sociology. Learn More »

Criminal Justice

The College's associate degree in the Administration of Justice is the only one of its kind offered at the community college level in the Delaware Valley. The program is designed to service the professional growth and academic development of students planning to earn a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Learn More »

Early Childhood Director Certificate

The College offers a director credential program that enables early childhood directors to satisfy Pennsylvania requirements. Learn More »

Child Development Associate Certificate

This certificate prepares students for entry level positions in early care and education programs. Learn More »


The Education curriculum was developed to meet the needs of current and prospective students interested in transferring to a four-year institution for the purpose of receiving a PA Public School Teacher's Certification. Learn More »


The Psychology program is designed for students planning to earn at least a bachelor's degree in psychology or a closely related field. Learn More »


Programs Major Code Type
Administration of Justice, Associate in Arts AADJ Transfer Degrees
Behavioral Science - Anthropology, A.S. BANT Transfer Degrees
Child Development Associate, Certificate ECA Certificates
Early Childhood Director, Certificate ECD Certificates
Early Childhood Education, Associate in Arts ECED Transfer Degrees
Education, A.A. EDUC Transfer Degrees
History, Associate in Arts HIS Transfer Degrees
Paralegal Studies, A.A.S. PLG Career Degrees
Paralegal Studies, Certificate CPLG Certificates
Psychology, Associate in Science PSY Transfer Degrees
Social Work, Associate in Arts SWO Transfer Degrees
Sociology, Associate in Science. SOC Transfer Degrees