206 Founders Hall
816 Chestnut Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers one Associate's Degree (Criminal Justice), and several Bachelor Degrees (BS Criminal Justice, BA and BS in Psychology, BA, BS in Sociology, and BSSW in Social Work, BA and BS in History and BA,BS in Political Science) and three Master's degrees (MA Sociology, MA Sociology/Criminal Justice and MA in History ). The majority of the twenty-two full-time 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.