Department of Social and Applied Behavioral Sciences
About the Department
The Department of Social and Applied Behavioral Sciences, with its six major programs and six minors, has a rich history of preparing students for rewarding careers in academia, governments, non-profits, and law enforcement.
Criminal Justice, B.A. | Global Studies, B.A. | Political Science, B.S. | Psychology, B.A. | Sociology, B.S. | Social Work, B.S.W.
Crime and Society | Sociology | Anthropology | Political Science | Psychology | Global Studies | Geography
Grasp the complexities of human behavior and society on both a personal and global scale. Our internships, study abroad trips, and involvement opportunities will provide you with a hands-on education and prepare you for a rewarding career.
Sam Brown VII ’18 | Federal Judicial Law Clerk, United States Court of International Trade
Political Science major
“The courses I took at Shepherd were instrumental in shaping my worldview in a holistic way by challenging preconceptions while encouraging diversity of thought. The foundations of my career were built in White Hall, as the professors in the political science program provided a challenging and rewarding environment by encouraging classroom debate and critical thinking. The lessons learned outside the classroom were equally valuable, as I learned how to be an advocate through my participation on the debate team. I truly believe I would not be in the position I am today without the opportunities available in the small class-size environment Shepherd offers.”