May 20, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Jerry Ingram, Interim Chairperson


Gurdeep Khullar
Albert Toh

Associate Professors

Kevin Butler
John Foster
Jerry Ingram
Michael Lynch

Assistant Professors

Angela Andrade
Anthony Austin
John House
Wanda Hunter


Henry Brooks IV
Shurunda Thrower
David Vaughn

Administrative Specialist

Angela B. Anderson

The Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences houses degree programs in Criminal Justice, Psychology, and Social Sciences which has five options: Gerontology, History, Political Science, Social Studies Education (Teaching), and Sociology. The department also offers service courses in Geography and Anthropology. The department seeks to provide undergraduate instruction that enhances student learning and enriches the lives of our students for life. It provides a firm foundation in liberal arts education as well as training in the techniques and procedures of scientific inquiry. Students are properly prepared for careers in their chosen fields of study and also for graduate and professional schools.


  1. To teach students concepts, theories and methods of the social and behavioral sciences
  2. To introduce students to the basic social processes of society, social institutions and patterns of social behavior
  3. To train students to interpret objectively and to understand the role of social processes, social institutions and social interactions in their lives
  4. To enable students to cope effectively with the socio-cultural and interpersonal processes of a constantly changing, complex society
  5. To train students for positions in criminal justice, gerontology, social studies, social work; for teaching positions in history and social studies; and for professional schools
  6. To prepare students for graduate study in criminal justice, gerontology, history, political science, psychology, social work and sociology



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