Chair: Professor Truss (History).
Professors Barone (History), Day (History), Fallin (History), Gilbert (Psychology), Hultquist (History), McDonald (Anthropology), Parker (Sociology), Turner (Political Science); Associate Professors Bawden (History), Doerfler (Political Science), Lowry (Sociology), Newell (Social Work); Assistant Professors Bare (Psychology), Beal (Social Work), Bounds (Sociology), Caplow (Environmental Studies), Eckelman (Political Science), Longo (Psychology), Shepherd (Psychology), Tetloff (Social Work); Senior Clinical Instructor Duke (Social Work).
Students majoring in History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Science, Social Work, or Sociology must complete two semesters of World Civilizations (HIST 101 & 102 or 103 & 104 ).
Several courses in Behavioral and Social Sciences fulfill the Social and Behavioral Sciences component of the UM General Education requirements: GEOG 231 ; POS 200 , 250 ; PSYC 201 ; SOC 101 ; SOC 102 ; SWK 203 , 260 , 322 . ES 100 fulfills a Science requirement, and ES 200 fulfills the Personal Development requirement.
The department offers the bachelor’s degree (either the B.A. or the B.S.) in environmental studies, history, political science, psychology, sociology, social work, and social science.
Faculty in Behavioral and Social Sciences encourage participation in internships. The history, political science, and sociology programs regularly offer internships, especially in the summer terms. Social Work majors complete a practicum as part of their course curriculum. Contact faculty in the pertinent programs for additional information.
Courses in Behavioral and Social Sciences
Note: 400-level courses may be cross-listed with 500-level (graduate) courses.
ProgramsBachelor of ArtsBachelor of ScienceMinor(s)