School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SOBL) is home to baccalaureate programs in Criminal Justice, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work and Sociology/Anthropology.  We also have accredited Master’s programs in Criminal Justice and Social Work, and interdisciplinary minors in Behavioral Neuroscience, Childhood Studies, Gerontology, and Victimology and Victim Services. We study different aspects of human behavior and relationships, at individual, societal, and cultural levels. We examine human dynamics to better understand each other, and how we interact with our families, communities, and environments. 


How you can help:

Make an impact and a gift today by contributing to one of our Social and Behavioral Sciences priorities:

  • Scholarship - SOBL wants to continue to offer scholarships to deserving students who are studying and seeking a career in the fields of social and behavioral sciences. 

  • Program Support - SOBL strives to provide every student with an enriching experience. Program support provides the resources necessary to offer a well-rounded education such as student and faculty program research opportunities and conferences. Philanthropic contributions are essential to providing innovative academic programming and student enrichment opportunities.

Here are just a few of the many relevant and cutting-edge emphases our students are experiencing:

  • Forensic investigation in Criminal Justice.

  • Hands-on experience with the Philadelphia Federal Reserve through Economics.

  • Preparing for and assisting a growing population of older adults through Gerontology.

  • Helping local government and the community with energy audits and sustainability projects through Political Science.

  • Measuring brain activity through state-of-the-art electroencephalography (EEG) equipment in our Psychology lab.

  • Becoming first-rate practitioners in child welfare through our leading Social Work program.

  • Learning how to write grants for nonprofit agencies through Sociology/Anthropology.

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