<span>Division of</span> Social Sciences

Division of Social Sciences

Social Sciences

The Division of Social Sciences prepares students to pursue dynamic research in history, political science, psychology, sociology, and social work. With a philosophy that embeds the core values of integrity, scholarship, and professionalism, the division promotes analysis and critical thinking through scientific and social research. Graduates demonstrate the highest level of competency in their respective areas of focus while guided by a focus on social justice and a multi-cultural perspective.

Degrees Offered:

  • BA in Political Science
  • BSW in Social Work
  • BS in Criminal Justice
  • BA in Psychology
  • BA in Sociology
    • Minor: Black Family Studies

OUR GRADUATES: Professional and graduate studies programs; clinics and medical institutes; department of social and health services; managers; recipients of the J.D., M.S., and Ph.D.; social and political advocates; local, state, and national government; criminal justice; public policy; social workers; psychologists; sociologists; lawyers; judges; international advisers; consultants, and interpreters.

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Political Science

The study of political science at Philander Smith University offers students the knowledge and necessary skills to understand both the theory and practice of local, state, and national politics in the United States as well as international politics

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Criminal Justice

If you enjoy the opportunity to study everything from law, psychology, sociology, public administration, and more, then majoring in criminal justice is a good fit for you.

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Second Chance Pell – Restoration Project

Philander Smith University is pleased to announce its participation in the U.S. Department of Education’s Second Chance Pell Experiment.

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Social Work

The mission of the Social Work Program at Philander Smith University (PSU) is to educate and graduate competent generalist baccalaureate level social workers with knowledge and skills based on scientific inquiry.

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The Department of Psychology provides students with a liberal arts background, preparation for professional training and opportunities for personal insight.

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Sociology is the study of rules, roles, and relationships; that is, it is the science of society.

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Minor: Black Family

Black Family Studies is an academic inquiry into the African-American family system and its adaptation throughout American history.

Chair: Dr. Daniel Egbe
Phone: (501) 370-5232
Email: degbe@philander.edu
Location: Titus Academic Center, Suite B, Room 205