Billy M. Turner, Head
Faculty: Armstrong, Bulhof, Campbell, Clark, Coleman-Lee, Furman, Gomez, Haque, Indurthy, Langley, Rainey, Ringelstein, Sirgo, Weeber, Whelan
The Department of Social Sciences is organized to offer curricula in Criminal Justice, Government, Paralegal Studies, and Sociology and to provide service courses in the social science fields for other departments in the University. The objectives of the department are:
- To offer every student an opportunity to broaden knowledge and increase understanding of the past and present of mankind’s governmental and social endeavor, including studies in anthropology, geography, and philosophy.
- To provide students with a solid liberal arts course of study leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Government or Sociology or a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and to prepare students for careers or for further graduate study in these areas.
- To provide specialized study leading to an Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies.
- To offer minors in Criminal Justice, Government, Paralegal Studies, and Sociology for students who wish to acquaint themselves with these disciplines.
A student in the Department of Social Sciences must meet all graduation requirements listed in the section titled “Graduation Requirements” found in the Academic Regulations section of this catalog.
The Department will not accept activity courses for elective credit in any of its curricula with the exception of band, vocal, or instrumental courses in which a student may apply up to a total of six (6) credit hours.
Core Requirements: Candidates for any degree offered by the Department of Social Sciences must earn a grade of “C” or higher in all courses credited toward the major.
The Department of Social Sciences offers minors in Criminal Justice, Government, Paralegal Studies, and Sociology.