Welcome to the Del Mar College Department of Social Sciences!

The Department has outstanding faculty who are productive scholars and great educators. We have 23 full-time, tenure-track and tenured faculty, as well as term and adjunct instructors, offering courses to about 4800 students each semester. The department has several distinguished professors, Piper Professors, and Emeritus Professors. Faculty are active researchers and their work has appeared in academic journals and books. The Department of Social Science offers excellent educational opportunities for students in traditional geographic fields. The department also emphasizes topical areas that allow its members to reach across social, political, economic, geographical, and ethnic boundaries and explore common themes. Department graduates have successfully transferred to four-year colleges and universities, and surveys indicate that they perform as well as students who start their freshman year at those schools. We are an outstanding department, educating students, providing leadership for the college and community.

Del Mar is one of the most respected community colleges in the country, as reflected in our faculty, our courses, and our students. We have excellent programs in history, government, geography, psychology, sociology, and Mexican-American Studies (MAS). Faculty and students are an active part of the Corpus Christi community, working in collaborative and outreach programs.

Take a look at our website and learn about our faculty, our publications, our students, our classes, and our accomplishments. And you are always welcome to visit us, contact us, or even make a contribution to help fund student scholarships. Our mission is to enrich our knowledge, educate our students, and be an active part of the community. The Department of Social Sciences welcomes you to join us in this.

                  -Renato Ramirez, Chair, Department of Social Sciences