The Department of Behavioral Sciences offers high-quality degree programs designed to provide students with a solid understanding of human behavior, social processes, social institutions, and the linkages between individuals and the larger social reality. The faculty is committed to scholarship in teaching, research, service, and provides learning activities for program majors and minors as well as students in the university at large. The department provides opportunities for out-of-class learning experiences through discipline-specific organizational memberships, research, conferences and workshops, travel studies, fieldwork, and internships. Faculty and students engage in public service and research related to the needs of the university, the community, the region, and respective professional fields. Upon graduation, students will be prepared for graduate study or employment in a wide variety of occupational settings.
The department offers the B.S. and M.S. in Criminal Justice (B.S.C.J.; M.S.C.J) and B.S. in Social Work (B.S.S.W.) degrees, and undergraduate major in Sociology in support of the B.S. and B.A. degrees. Minors are available in Sociology and Criminal Justice.