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Department of Behavioral Sciences & Human Services

Do something exceptional in the world while you do something extraordinary for your future.

With an emphasis on understanding human behavior and institutional development, social justice-focused undergraduate and graduate programs develop students into thinkers, doers and leaders. Our faculty has earned years of credentials that come from experience in the field, not just textbook lessons. From the cutting-edge technology in our criminalistics lab — the only one of its kind at a historically black college or university — to life-changing internships to SMART classrooms that remix lecture-style learning, you’ll graduate with marketable, in-demand skills and the foundation to accomplish your academic and professional goals.

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Programs of Study

Undergraduate Graduate Certificate

Child & Adolescent Studies

Looking for a unique major to explore your passion for helping children? Our program prepares you for a career focused on improving the lives of children by understanding the factors that affect their development. Learn More

Criminal Justice

Our program uses a comprehensive approach to studying criminal justice that prepares you to take on the challenges of the future. This high-demand field requires professionals well trained in both theory and practice. Learn More


Explore the complex web of society to understand how you can make an impact in communities. This major will get you ready for a rewarding career dedicated to creating social change. Learn More

Human Resource Development (M.A.)

Learn how to affect positive change in people and organizations. Learn More

Project Management Certificate

Build a strong foundation in the theoretical and applied practice of increasing an organization’s success. By completing our program, you’ll meet the requirements to apply for professional certification and be ready to take your skills to a variety of work settings. Learn More