The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences aims to provide students with the highest quality education by offering programs that focus on building skills in critical thinking and research that have applications for diverse communities. Using the scholar-practitioner model, the School offers a spiritually, SCU culturally and contextually relevant education programs that are designed to appeal to a divers array of learners.
The School prepares graduates in their development of a strong commitment to individual and social change through the inquiry, discovery, and utilization of their knowledge and skills to enrich and advance the lives of those around them.
The academic majors offered are designed to provide preparation for careers in human services, mental health counseling, government, and teaching, as well as preparation for graduate and professional studies.
B.S. Human Services
The Human Services degree program is designed to provide students a solid foundation in the principles, theories and skills needed to provide services as a Human Service Practitioner. Students will obtain the essential skills to work in a range of settings including human service organizations, schools and non-profit organizations. Students will be prepared to work with both adults and children with mental illness, developmental disability, substance abuse and victims of crime or violence. Upon completion of the program, some students may also consider graduate study in social work, counseling, criminology, psychology, or sociology.
B.S. Behavioral Science
The Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Science is designed to provide students with an interdisciplinary approach to understanding human behavior and how it impacts daily living for individuals, families and society as a whole. Students will obtain the essential skills and knowledge to apply behavioral science concepts, principles, skills and methods in field settings such as non-profit mental health and social service organizations or local and state government agencies. Upon completion of the program, some students may also consider graduate study in social work, counseling, criminology, psychology, or sociology.