College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences encompasses a wide variety of academic disciplines from which students may select a program. The objectives of the Social and Behavioral Sciences programs include preparation for a career in criminal justice, human service, civil service, health care, or business. The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences also provides the basic subject matter for a career in teaching the Social Sciences. A major in Social and Behavioral Sciences also provides a solid basis for entering graduate school in the respective discipline.


The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers the following degrees:



  • A Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Criminal Justice.

  • A Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Family Studies.

  • A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in History.

  • A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Political Science.

  • A Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Psychology.

  • A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Sociology.

  • An Associate of Arts degree with a major in Social Services.

  • A Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Criminal Justice Leadership (see Adult and Continuing Education section).

  • A Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Human Services Leadership (see Adult and Continuing Education section).


In addition, by using the Self-Design option, a student can tailor a course of study to meet personal goals. A program of study must be developed using two or more disciplines of the University offerings.  The Self-Design option must define major and minor areas, have the endorsement of two faculty members who represent the disciplines to be included, and be approved by the College Deans.  For further information, obtain a copy of the self-design form and consult the College Dean.



  • Gerontology Certificate.

  • Pre-law certification.

Meet Our Faculty

Dr. Basinger, Karen
Professor
937-772-9242
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Benton, Karen
Chair, Associate Professor
937-772-9232
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Social & Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Burnett, James
Assistant Professor
937-772-9248
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Social & Behavioral Sciences

Enlow, Ryan
Assistant Professor
937-772-9241
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Social & Behavioral Sciences

Perkins, Wendy
Assistant Professor
937-772-9250
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Social & Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Rhyne, J. Michael
Associate Professor
937-772-9247
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Social & Behavioral Sciences

Social & Behavioral Sciences

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