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BSS/SEA Pathway

Your Roadmap to Academic and College Success!


BSS/SEA Pathway Online Application

Fall Semester 2020


To ensure your success at El Camino College, the South Bay Promise offers students enrollment into a series of support and success programs. For the Fall 2020, the South Bay Promise is excited to partner with a new program: Behavioral and Social Sciences Division / Student Equity and Achievement Pathway (BSS/SEA Pathway).

The BSS/SEA Pathway is designed to facilitate the academic and college success of Southbay Promise Students by integrating Behavioral and Social Science curriculum, student equity and student services in courses that are designated myPATH. The myPATH designation means that faculty teaching these courses have received equity-minded and culturally responsive training through the Student Equity and Achievement Program.

In addition, myPATH designated courses integrate the following to facilitate student academic and college success:

  • Equity-minded/culturally responsive instructional and curriculum designs.
  • Content exploration through themes that matter to students and tackle global, national, regional and local level issues.
  • Counselors to assist students in academic/career planning so that immediate and long range academic and career goals can be achieved.
  • PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) Mentor Program to assist students with course content, study-related problems and general advice on a wide range of topics relating to student equity and student success.
  • Career, major and transfer target college/university directed exploration.

South Bay Promise students who successfully participate in the BSS/SEA Pathway will have learned in a unique equitable environment and have achieved the following after their first academic year at El Camino College:

  • Complete three Behavioral and Social Science courses that are transferable to the University of California and the California State University systems.
  • Complete Area 4 Social and Behavioral Social Sciences on IGETC and Area D Social Sciences on CSU GE.
  • Be introduced to the disciplines that make up Behavioral and Social Sciences and be instructed on the academic skillsets necessary for success in Behavioral and Social Science curriculum. 


A Perfect Match: Behavioral and Social Sciences Division and Student Equity and Achievement Program

The overarching equity goal promoted by the Student Equity and Achievement Program at El Camino College is to provide a teaching and learning environment that is welcoming, supportive, and accessible to all participants, regardless of ethnicity, culture, nationality, language, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or religion, and to ensure that all students have an equal opportunity for academic success. The Behavioral and Social Sciences Division has embraced this goal and transmitted it to its faculty and course offerings producing exciting and innovative curricular and instructional designs for students. South Bay Promise Students participating in the BSS/SEA Pathway will have an opportunity to learn in this unique student-centered environment while being exposed to the disciplines that make up Behavioral and Social Sciences.

  • American studies
  • Anthropology
  • Childhood education
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Ethnic Studies
  • History
  • Human Development
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Women's Studies

Behavioral and Social Sciences is the largest division at El Camino College not only offering a wide range of majors of study, but career opportunities through these majors. The BSS/SEA Pathway is the culmination of this collaborative effort to address student success at El Camino College.


Information Sessions

BSS/SEA Pathways Summer 2020 Flyer

The BSS/SEA Pathway will host Information Sessions via Zoom and will be facilitated by our SEA advisor, counselors, and the myPATH coordinator.

Information Sessions will take place Tuesdays and Thursday during July.

If you need instructions on how to use Zoom, please watch this official video: Youtube. If you need additional assistance, please contact Connie Zandate at


Tuesdays at 10:30 am

Information Sessions will take place Tuesdays at 10:00 am during July.

  • July 7, 2020 at 10:30 am
  • July 17, 2020 at 10:30 am
  • July 21, 2020 at 10:30 am
  • July 28, 2020 at 10:30 am

Join Zoom Meeting 
Meeting ID: 983 9233 9798

Thursdays at 10:30 am

Information Sessions will take place Thursdays at 10:30 am during July.

  • July 9, 2020 at 10:30 am
  • July 16, 2020 at 10:30 am
  • July 23, 2020 at 10:30 am
  • July 30, 2020 at 10:30 am

Join Zoom Meeting 
Meeting ID: 994 5371 7485