Behavioral Studies and Human Inquiry Programs

The Behavioral Studies and Human Inquiry division offers students exciting opportunities to pursue their interests in understanding the individual person, human relationships, and social institutions.

We offer undergraduate major programs in Behavioral Science, Child and Family Studies, History, Human Services/Community and Organizational Leadership, Political Science, Psychology, Public Affairs, Religion and Philosophy, and Social Work, and a graduate program in Organizational Leadership. The Division offers several minor programs (see below) in traditional liberal arts and pre-professional disciplines.

The study of history and political science helps students develop a meaningful perspective on human civilization and civic responsibility. The goals of the courses and programs in these fields are to develop critical and inquiring minds, to deepen the students’ appreciation of their heritage, to increase their understanding of their rights and responsibilities in public affairs, and to facilitate the quest for meaning in an active life.

Studies in anthropology, geography, child and family studies, psychology, and social work provide students with opportunities to pursue their interests in understanding the individual person, human relationships, and social institutions. The courses in these fields develop the student’s knowledge and understanding of self, the role of the social environment in shaping human behavior and interactions, and the ability to use this knowledge to impact positive change.

The religion and philosophy curriculum introduces students to the nature of religion, its function in society, and the potential of religion and philosophy to shape ethical, moral and societal values. Religion and philosophy intersect with history, art, literature, psychology, sociology, music, science, and many other fields of study, so students in other disciplines may want to consider a double major in religion or a minor in religion or philosophy. Individual programs of study may be developed for students who wish to combine a concentration in religion or philosophy with a major in another discipline.

The OL graduate program allows working professionals the opportunity to study interpersonal, leadership, and organizational behavior and develop skills desired by employers to advance their careers.


Women’s College Major Programs

Evening Program Majors

Minor Programs (note: not all available in the Evening College)

  • African American Studies
  • American Studies
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Ethics
  • History
  • Organizational Leadership, Advocacy and Social Justice
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Public Affairs
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Social Work
  • Services to Children and Families

Graduate Program



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