Department of Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work

Mission

The Department of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work will strive for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. We accomplish this by applying psychological, sociological and social work knowledge, skills, and tools to further human welfare and by producing well-trained students.

Departmental Goals

    The goals of the Department fall into three categories:
  1. Knowledge Base: The Department will provide courses, programs and experiences that foster the acquisition of the significant knowledge of the field, including historical and contemporary persons and events that have shaped the discipline. The department seeks to provide students with an understanding of the varied methods, theories and conceptual models that serve as organizing frameworks for understanding behavior and experience.
  2. Knowledge Base: The Department will provide courses, programs and experiences that foster the acquisition of the significant knowledge of the field, including historical and contemporary persons and events that have shaped the discipline. The department seeks to provide students with an understanding of the varied methods, theories and conceptual models that serve as organizing frameworks for understanding behavior and experience.
  3. Personal Characteristics: The Department will provide courses, programs and experiences that promote self-awareness, capacity for self-reflection, interpersonal competence, appreciation of diversity, and the development of a personal code of moral and ethical behavior.

Departmental Highlights

  • Average student to faculty ratio 20:1
  • Students attend and present research at professional conferences
  • Faculty members are published in scholarly journals
  • Departmental Field Trips