College of Social Sciences
N. Jane McCandless, Dean
The College of Social Sciences is charged with the responsibility of providing instruction not only to students majoring in the social science disciplines, but also for providing some of the general education component of business and education programs. The College of Social Sciences is committed to providing quality instruction in our majors and in the core. The College is home to six departments, eight undergraduate programs, five graduate programs, and one doctoral program.
The programs of the College of Social Sciences are united by a shared passion for understanding the richness of human behavior and the complexity of communication among people. We are concerned with societies, cultures, groups, and above all, individuals. The faculty of the college of Social Sciences is dedicated to educating students to meet the challenges of the future, not merely to live in the present.
To be an effective member of society, an individual needs to be able to participate constructively in a changing world. The departments of Anthropology, Criminology, Mass Communication, Sociology, Political Science and Planning, and Psychology aim to help students develop a constructive attitude toward learning, an understanding of the development of contemporary institutions, and a sense of responsibility for intelligent participation in the affairs of society.
Physical Education Requirement
The college of Social Sciences does not have any physical education requirements. Physical Education classes will not count as electives. Note, however, that if a student changes from the College of Social Sciences to the College of Education, the student must satisfy that college's physical education requirement.