The Social Sciences and Criminal Justice Department offers majors in Criminal Justice, History, Political Science, Psychology, Religion and Philosophy, and Sociology. The vision of the Social Sciences and Criminal Justice Department is to become an exemplary, growth-oriented teaching and research unit within the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Its aim is to offer the highest quality programs in a nurturing atmosphere by attracting and retaining dedicated, credentialed faculty who excel in teaching, student mentoring, scholarly research, and service to the community. It further aims to provide applied technological learning opportunities designed to advance the intellectual, analytical, and communication skills of its graduates.
In keeping with the mission of the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, the Social Sciences and Criminal Justice Department is committed to providing the necessary instruction, advisement, and academic support to prepare its graduates for entry into diverse careers and admission to graduate and professional programs.
Courses offered within the Department of Social Sciences and Criminal Justice are designed to promote social responsibility and ethical values, improve quality and understanding of life, and encourage cultural awareness and appreciation for diversity. The faculty of the Department of Social Sciences and Criminal Justice is committed to research and community services, and it encourages research by preparing students in research methods and analysis.