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Mission and Purpose

The Social and Behavioral Sciences Division is committed to meeting the academic needs of the social and behavioral science major by providing quality introductory transfer courses and general education courses for the non-major student. The curriculum emphasizes relevant, contemporary content so students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the major terms, concepts, theories, and skills of the respective subject matter;
  2. Be aware of a more inclusive, international/multicultural dimension to the subject;
  3. Distinguish between knowledge and opinion;
  4. Demonstrate their comprehension emphasizing that critical thinking is a skill, and it requires the ability and practice of content analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.

The division also provides career focused programs in Addiction Counseling, Victim Survivor Services, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Paralegal Studies, and Education.

In addition, the social science faculty are committed to social development/awareness/sensitivity that all members of the human family are unique and deserve fair treatment.