BSS/SEA Pathway

Your Roadmap to Academic and College Success!


BSS/SEA Pathway Online Interest Form

Click here to apply to the Fall 2024 Semester!


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


Every Tuesday from 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM  March 19th through June 25th, 2024

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 864 6575 4874

BSS/SEA Pathways Fall 2022 Flyer

The BSS/SEA Pathway hosts Information Sessions via Zoom and will be facilitated by our SEA advisor, and counselors. 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