Anthropology is the study of people and culture. This traditional liberal arts major prepares students to continue their formal education or to enter the general work force. A broad discipline, it seeks to understand people, their behavior and culture through time and space. Our anthropology curriculum offers a wide range of undergraduate and a limited number of graduate courses that cover the traditional four fields: cultural anthropology, physical (biological) anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics.
Criminology is an award-winning program grounded in social science methodologies. The curriculum encompasses a comprehensive study of both crime and criminal justice systems. The focus for undergraduate students is to achieve academic competencies in criminology/criminal justice. The program promotes a critical examination of crime and justice issues and the development of analytic and communication skills.
The Mass Communications program educates and trains students across media industries to meet the demands of a complex, technological media landscape and multicultural society while
allowing students to choose an area of specialization: Convergence Journalism, Digital Media & Telecommunication, Film & Video Production, or Public Relations. Students have an opportunity to apply their knowledge in cutting-edge experiential learning labs—Bluestone Public Relations firm, WUWG, The West Georgian newspaper and The WOLF Internet Radio.
Political Science concerns itself with political and social issues within the United States and other countries; formation of policies to solve local, state and national problems; the role of international
organizations; and the place of the United States and other countries in global politics. Our degrees are aimed at preparing students to study the operations, behavior and motivations of the leaders and populations of the vast array of institutions which comprise governments.
The Psychology program is unique in that its theoretical roots are in humanistic, transpersonal, and critical psychology. These different vantage points create a dynamic atmosphere to explore, analyze, and experience themes such as self-understanding, empathy,transcendence, transformation, holistic health, the meaning of genuine community, and social justice.
Students studying Sociology learn about the very fabric of social relations through courses in inequality, aging, gender, deviance, globalization, social psychology, race and ethnicity, the environment, the media and more. The sociology program seeks to provide students with mastery of basic academic subject matter, along with the learning skills necessary for enrichment and continued success in academic and workplace environments.