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Studying the social sciences will help you explore the world around you, engage in its pressing issues, and appreciate its many cultures and rich history.

Harper College provides transfer-ready programs and courses in social science, such as anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology and sociology. By starting out your study at Harper, you can take quality, convenient courses, while saving money. To learn more, explore our programs below.

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Take courses toward an associate's degree, then transfer your credits to the college of your choice through our articulation agreements with hundreds of prestigious universities.

By completing two years at Harper and transferring to a four-year school, you can save more than $18,000 in tuition and fees.

 

Explore our programs

Harper College offers a number of social science transfer and career programs. To get started, select one of the program areas below:

Interested in another subject? If you are interested in transferring to study a social science-related subject not listed here, please meet with an academic advisor to learn what courses to take to meet your academic goals.

Drone Program Takes Flight
Harper College's certificate provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively use Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS or drones) in variety of business and public sector domains working as pilots, drone image specialists, data technicians, or remote sensing technicians. Drone technology is used in fields as diverse as agriculture, utilities inspection, public safety, search and rescue, mapping and surveying, insurance, mining, real estate, and cinematography. Learn more

Get Started

To get started, contact Admission Outreach at 847.925.6700, submit a request information form, or submit an online application now.

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Mukila Maitha flies a drone at Harper College

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Harper and NIU spirit wear

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Mukila Maitha

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Front-facing photo of Geographic Information Systems student, Angelica Avalos.

Front-facing photo of Geographic Information Systems student, Angelica Avalos.

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Last Updated: 8/23/21