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Departments and Programs

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences encompasses many diverse fields of study. Read on to learn more about our departments and what they offer or use the quick links below to head straight to a department or program of interest.

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Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

A degree from the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology will give you a broad understanding of the criminal justice system, the law, causes of crime and victimization, and all the social, political, legal, philosophical and historical factors that influence its practice and policy.

Our bachelor’s and master’s degrees offer concentrations in criminal justice and criminology or in cybercrime, which focuses on digital forensics. We also participate in the interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Social Sciences program with other faculty from the college.

Department of Political Science and International Studies

A bachelor’s degree from the Department of Political Science and International Studies will prepare you for a future as an informed, knowledgeable and engaged citizen with a core understanding of politics, intellectual curiosity, a global consciousness and a spirit for community activism.

Choose one of our bachelor’s degrees or add a minor in political science to a degree program in another discipline. We also participate in the interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Social Sciences program with other faculty from the college.

Department of Public and Nonprofit Studies

The Department of Public and Nonprofit Studies trains students to understand, assess and impact their local communities in public and nonprofit leadership, and serves as the focal point for the fields of Public Administration and Public Policy.

We offer a NASPAA-accredited master’s degree and undergraduate minors in public administration, public policy and nonprofit management.

Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology will give you an understanding of psychological science and its application, including data analysis, writing and critical thinking. Our faculty have been recognized locally and nationally for their teaching, research and service, and the department hosts the state’s Regents Center for Learning Disorders and the on-campus Psychology Clinic.

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology will empower you to explore the world — its people and its history. Join our world-class faculty on three campuses and online, and join us for hands-on learning in the Center for Social Gerontology, the Camp Lawton Civil War Prison Camp archaeological site, the Digging Savannah program, or the Working Waterfronts research program.

In addition to our bachelor’s degrees, we offer a minor in anthropology a minor in gerontology, and a minor in sociology, as well as an interdisciplinary master’s degree in coordination with other faculty from the college.

School of Human Ecology

The School of Human Ecology is comprised of four distinct programs, all of which offer bachelor’s degrees, and some of which offer concentrations for more specialized study.

Last updated: 11/11/2019