Reading and Writing

During your time at Jamestown Community College, you will probably do more writing than you expect. People will make decisions about you and your ideas based on your writing, and employers tell us that they cannot offer employment or promotions to individuals who are not skilled in speaking and writing.


Humanities are academic disciplines that study human culture. The humanities include ancient and world languages, literature, philosophy, religion, and visual and performing arts such as music and theatre.

Social Science

Social science is an academic discipline concerned with society and the relationships among individuals. It includes anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology.

Mathematics and Technology

A hallmark of modern life is that we are deluged with data. In your personal and professional lives you will certainly struggle with determining not only which data is true and which is false, but also which is relevant. You will do this with graphics, with web tools, with computer code, and with data you create yourself. At home or at work you will probably express relationships in formulae, report data in spreadsheets, estimate expenses or time, and track everything from household budgets to the progress of your children at school.

Natural Sciences

Physical science is the study of the natural world. You learn how to approach a question objectively, to collect data, and to use it in testing assumptions or suppositions. You learn how to observe and the value of pursuing an unbiased question.

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