School of Social Sciences

Dr. Jude Austin, Interim Associate Dean

The School of Social Sciences includes the departments of History and Political Science, Psychology, and Social Work, Sociology and Criminal Justice, as well as the Pre-Law program.  Majors and minors in the social, behavioral, and applied sciences focus on humans, individually and in groups, analyzing their actions and interactions in a wide range of contexts.  The curricula emphasize diversity, inquiry, and critical thinking, providing a strong foundation from which students can build personally and professionally for lives of leadership and service.  Many of our programs provide the opportunity for practical experience in the discipline through field experiences, internships and other hands-on learning activities.  Students have the opportunity to enhance their educational experience through participation in student organizations, disciplinary honor societies, service learning activities, and study abroad opportunities.