The mission of the Department of Psychology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice is to provide students with an intellectual foundation in the theories that explain human behavior under both normal and abnormal conditions and clarify how pre-existing patterns of behavior shape human interaction. Students are taught to critically evaluate, theoretically analyze, and scientifically produce research findings about everyday life and to translate the knowledge they have gained from courses through the application of these skills.
- Criminal Justice (BA)
- Psychology/Behavioral Neuroscience (BS)
- Psychology/Clinical and Counseling Psychology (BA, BS)
- Psychology/General Psychology (BA, BS)
- Sociology/General Sociology (BA)
- Sociology/Social Services Administration (BA)
- Criminal Justice Minor
- Psychology Minor
- Sociology Minor
Internships and Research
Students majoring in psychology, sociology, and criminal justice have the opportunity to pursue internships and research. Students might also gain research experience by working closely with a specific faculty member to conduct empirical investigations in various areas of psychological, sociological, or criminological inquiry.
- Psychology internships may include anything from experience with childhood development to experience with clinical and/or counseling psychologists.
- Sociology majors may pursue internship opportunities at various social service agencies.
- Criminal Justice students have a required public service internship that can be served in a variety of agencies related to the field.