Social and Behavioral science is a group of disciplines concerned with the characteristics and interactions of humans in their cultural, social and physical settings. Courses in these disciplines can be combined by individual students to help them prepare for various academic and professional careers. Generally, social science courses lay a foundation for a variety of future careers by teaching students how to apply specific skills in a defined area of knowledge.

The department houses Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Education, Geography, History, Human Relation, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. The mission of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) Division is to promote training that demonstrate the following competencies:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical and conceptual frameworks of a
    • Particular Social Science discipline.
  2. Develop an understanding of self and the world by examining the dynamic
    • Interaction of individuals, groups, and societies as they shape and are shaped by
    • History, culture, institutions, and ideas.
  3. Utilize Social Science approaches, such as research methods, inquiry, or problem solving, to examine the variety of perspectives about human experiences.
  4. Evaluate how reasoning, history, or culture informs and guides individual, civic, or global decisions.
  5. Understand and appreciate similarities and differences among and between individuals, cultures, or societies across space and time.