The Social and Behavioral Sciences Department offers a major and minor in sociology, a major in social work, and a major in criminal justice.
Each major consists of a total of 30 semester hours, including courses in theory, statistics, research methodology, and substantive areas of study. The minor program requires 21 semester hours. Many students interested in sociology elect to pursue a double major. This process in made easier because the basic behavioral science courses required for majors in sociology and psychology will be counted toward both majors.
Majors in the social sciences are popular choices for students interested in graduate or law school. Other students have obtained employment in areas as diverse as social service occupations, counseling and human service, and management.