School of Humanities
& Behavioral Social Sciences

Humanities and Behavioral Social Sciences

The School of Humanities and Behavioral Social Sciences is comprised of the Department of Languages, Department of Art and Music, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Department of History and Political Science, Department of Elected Studies, and the Department of Education. These disciplines are full of professionally accomplished and engaged professors who will provide you with a rigorous education in a nurturing environment. Students will graduate with the skills needed to problem solve and generate solutions for a brighter future. Working with faculty across the university, every department engages students to develop an understanding of global, social, and cultural issues and to inspire each one to become an active participant in this global society.

DEAN Shirley Rainey-Brown, Ph.D. Professor of Sociology Dean of School Humanities and Behavioral Social Sciences

Dean's Welcome Statement

Welcome to the School of Humanities and Behavioral Social Sciences (SHBSS). We are happy you are reviewing our outstanding academic programs. The School of Humanities and Behavioral Social Sciences is comprised of the following degree programs.

Art (B.A., B.S.)
Criminal Justice (B.A.)
Elected Studies (B.A., B.A. Human Development and Leadership Concentration)
English (B.A.)
History (B.A.)
Homeland Security (B.A.)
Kinesiology (B.S.)
Music (B.A., B.S. Music Education, B. Music)
Political Science (B.A.)
Psychology (B.A.)
Social Justice (A.A.)
Sociology (B.A.)
Special Education (B.A.)

We invite you to explore these academic program offerings as you choose a major that’s perfect for you. We hope to engage you in a learning experience that will prepare you for a successful career with the skills to become a scholar and a leader both nationally and globally.

Academic Departments

The faculty in the School of Humanities & Behavioral Sciences, as professors and advisors, look forward to meeting each of you and assisting you to fulfill your career ambition. Together we will engage in activities and learning experiences that will provide you with the critical knowledge and skills needed to propel you toward your academic, professional, and service goals.


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