Department of Social Sciences
With our quality programs, the Department of Social Sciences seeks to give students a broad understanding of the human social condition - contemporary and historical - within an education that will serve as a firm foundation for many careers - in business, social and justice services, governmental service, and education. Criminal justice, history, history education, political science, and pre-law provide a solid basis for a wide range of professional positions. Economics, geography, and sociology courses make significant contributions to the general education program.
Most faculty members have doctorates and are actively involved in scholarship and service, assuring students that their instructors are on the cutting edge of their fields. Faculty work hard in order to be good teachers. Our faculty members are noted for taking a person interest in their students, developing relationships that are life-long friendships and collegial ties. Our students report that many of our courses are the best and most enjoyable they have ever taken.
In addition to the classroom, our students learn through field placement, in teacher preparation as well as in internships for political science and criminal justice students. Several student-led clubs afford additional learning and socializing experiences. Utilizing outside specialists with state, national, and international reputations, speaker programs provide discussions of topics of relevance with our students.
Welcome to the Department. Feel free to contact us at any time.
Dr. John K. Hayden, Chair