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Social Science Department

Students learning a CCP classroom.

Welcome to the Social Science Department.  Social Science comprises a variety of academic disciplines concerned with society and the relationship among individuals within a society. This department provides students with a strong liberal arts education that enables students to succeed in both academic and career pathways. Our amazing associate degree programs, certificate programs and multidisciplinary courses prepare students to pursue their bachelor’s degrees and also careers in many fields. We offer opportunities for students to learn from experienced faculty, to conduct research, to gain practical skills related to their areas of study, and to perform fieldwork related to their interests.

A major goal of the Social Science Department is to help our students understand the larger social, political, legal and environmental contexts that shape human interaction. Our dedicated faculty are committed to teaching, advising and mentoring students, and are equally dedicated to supporting them in their long term academic and career goals.

Social Science Department Head

Faye Allard

Spring, 2021 Virtual Office Hours: Please email for a Zoom appointment

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Office: BR-21D
Telephone: 215-751-8598

Social Science Programs 

A.A.S., Fire Science

Coordinator: Carl Randolph,

Spring, 2021 Office Hours: Please email for an appointment
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.


A.A.S., Criminal Justice

Coordinator: Elizabeth Canapary,

Spring, 2021 Office Hours: Please email to schedule an appointment

Monday & Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Office: BR-32

A.A.S., Paralegal Studies

Coordinator: Jennifer Schneider,

Spring, 2021 Office Hours: Please email to schedule an appointment
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Office: BR-31

Social Science Certificates

Geographic Information Systems Proficiency Certificate

Coordinator: Deidre Garrity-Benjamin,

Spring, 2021 Office Hours:
Please email for a Zoom appointment

Monday, Friday, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Office: B1-02


Paralegal Studies (Proficiency Certificate)

Coordinator: Jennifer Schneider,

Spring, 2021 Office Hours: Please email to schedule an appointment
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Office: BR-33

Multidisciplinary Course Offerings

The Social Science Department offers courses in the following academic disciplines (click each discipline for complete course description):Environmental science program

Transfer Opportunities

Some of the schools that our students successfully transfer to include:

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Learn more about our transfer agreements with different schools.

Student Testimonials

Courtney Kitcherman

I dropped out of school in the beginning of ninth grade. Years later I earned my GED but was never able to get a decent paying job. I wanted a career but lacked the skills, education, and most importantly, confidence. That's when I decided to come to CCP. I majored in Paralegal Studies and have just earned my associate degree. My time at CCP has given me the tools necessary to begin a career in the legal field and build confidence in myself. Thanks to all the amazing professors at CCP who encouraged me to follow my dreams.

Michelle Gilbert

CCP has allowed me the opportunity to get the credits I need for my bachelor's degree in criminal justice. The professors I had are amazing. They make sure all students are on the same page. I also love that CCP offers free tutoring to all students. This makes me more confident that I can take any class and will learn the material.

Sumayah Bey

Community College had been such a big stepping stone and help through classes and programs here. The professors are encouraging and helpful throughout this process. I’m glad I came and I’m an “A” student due to CCP’s great teachers and staff.