310 Founders Hall
816 Chestnut Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
(573) 681-5145


The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers one Associate's Degree (Criminal Justice), seven Bachelor's Degrees (BS Criminal Justice, BA and BS Psychology, BA, BS and BSSE Sociology, and BSSW in Social work) and two Master's degrees (MA Sociology and MA Sociology/Criminal Justice).  The majority of the fourteen full-time faculty and 12-15 adjunct faculty have terminal degrees in their fields, and/or extensive practical work experience in their areas of expertise.

The faculty of the department help students educate themselves about questions regarding human interactions at multiple levels: inter-personal, and at the wider spheres of social institutions.  Students in the department will be exposed to applications of scientific and other scholarly methods to questions of human interaction, both as an end in itself, and to inform the efforts of citizens seeking to solve social problems in just and ethical manners.  Within majors, emphasis is on helping students develop clear and coherent written and verbal expression.