May 28, 2024  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Chair: Professor Truss (History)

Professors Barone (History), Day (History), Fallin (History), Gilbert (Psychology), Hultquist (History), Parker (Sociology), Turner (Political Science); Associate Professors Bawden (History), Doerfler (Political Science), Newell (Social Work); Assistant Professors Bare (Psychology), Bounds  (Sociology), Caplow (Environmental Studies), Longo (Psychology), Lowry (Sociology), Tetloff (Social Work); Senior Clinical Instructor Duke (Social Work); Instructors Beal (Social Work), Eckelman (Political Science), Shepherd (Psychology).

General Education

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 ; SWK 203 , 260 , 322 .


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 and political science 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.


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