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Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Plans of Study


The mission of the department is to offer the social sciences core of the university through academic majors, support courses for other programs, and contributions to the general education program.


The vision of the Department of Social Sciences is to offer programs that prepare students for the many opportunities and challenges of an increasingly complex, diverse, and ever-changing society.


The major goals of the Social Sciences programs are to:

1. Assist students in understanding the importance of the social sciences to their everyday lives;

2. Enhance students’ knowledge of American society, its social institutions and its current problems;

3. Promote an understanding and appreciation of diversity and the ways it can contribute to the enrichment of society;

4. Prepare students to meet the requirements of graduate and professional schools;

5. Prepare students for increasing professional opportunity in a rapidly changing society;

6. Provide a student-friendly learning environment that offers personalized advising and mentoring to foster students’ personal and professional development;

7. Guide students toward acquiring strong analytical, information gathering, critical thinking, and communication skills;

8. Enhance student learning beyond the traditional classroom by offering experiential opportunities such as field trips, internships, cooperative education, service learning, professional conferences, and study abroad.


Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Bachelor of Science in Corrections

Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership