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. in Sociology and Human Services
The Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and Human Services is designed to provide students a solid foundation in the principles, theories and skills needed to prepare students for a graduate degree in sociology or social work or for work in the human services industry. 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, students may also consider graduate study in child care services, counseling, criminology, juvenile delinquency, social work, sociology or other helping professions.
B.S. in Psychology and Counseling
The Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Counseling degree 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 nonprofit mental health and social service organizations or local and state government agencies. Upon completion of the program, students may also consider graduate study in counseling, criminology, psychology, social work, sociology or other helping professions.