Social and Behavioral Sciences Division

In compliance with District and State regulations, the SBS Division office will be available for online or remote support. If you would like live support we are available Monday - Thursday between the hours of 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. please click the appropriate link below to speak with a live representative:


July 27, 2020
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*We are also checking email and voicemail daily, so please feel free to leave a message on our division line at 949-582-4733 or


The Social and Behavioral Sciences Division provides a comprehensive and varied learning experience for all students. We offer full-semester, late start, and full credit 8-week classes taught by faculty members who are experts in their field. All classes are taught online.           

Division Mission

To educate students for a lifetime of success

Gerontology Certificate Program

This certificate program is a multidisciplinary approach to the study of aging, the aging population, the aging process, and society’s response to the increasing population of older individuals. For more information, visit the Gerontology site.

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College Prerequisite Evaluation Form
For courses that DO NOT require a math or English prerequisite.
Please email form with attached transcripts to:

If you have any questions or concerns please email Yvonne Belardes at:


Unauthorized Classroom Recordings

California Education Code

Section 78907
The use by any person, including a student, of any electronic listening or recording device in any classroom without the prior consent of the instructor is prohibited, except as necessary to provide reasonable auxiliary aids and academic adjustments to disabled students. Any person, other than a student, who willfully violates this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Any student violating this section shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action. This section shall not be construed as affecting the powers, rights, and liabilities arising from the use of electronic listening or recording devices as provided for by any other provision of law. (Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1372, Sec. 509.)

SOCCCD Board Policy

BP 5401: Student Conduct
Students shall respect the right of all members of the college community to teach and learn in a safe and academically stimulating environment. The Board of Trustees or District’s Administration shall hold students responsible for observing the student conduct rules and regulations of this policy. The Student Code of Conduct shall be published in both College catalogs and other publications and websites. Violation of such rules shall constitute good cause for imposition of disciplinary action as provided in rules and regulations.
(Reference: California Education Code, Section 66300)

SOCCCD Administrative Regulation

AR 5401: Standards of Student Conduct
Students may be disciplined for one or more of the following causes related to college activity or attendance:
O. Unauthorized recording, dissemination, and publication of academic presentations or materials. This prohibition applies to a recording made in any medium.