Social and Behavioral Sciences
Welcome to the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SOBL). We are home to baccalaureate programs in Criminal Justice, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work and Sociology/Anthropology. We also have accredited Master’s programs in Criminal Justice and Social Work, and interdisciplinary minors in Behavioral Neuroscience, Childhood Studies, Gerontology, and Victimology and Victim Services.
In a commitment to liberal arts education, the Mission of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SOBL) at Stockton University is to prepare students for the breadth and depth of all Social and Behavioral Science disciplines and to produce well-informed, well-rounded, and socially conscious graduates. Through engaging best practices in learning, the focus is centered on the students and guided by the faculty. In addition to gaining disciplinary content knowledge, specific learning goals include acquiring skills in critical thinking, empirical analysis, and quantitative reasoning, as well as developing a global perspective and an interdisciplinary commitment to understanding and advocating for economic and social justice. These goals are accomplished while maintaining high academic and ethical standards, and embracing diversity for the inclusion of all.
The Stockton University School of Social and Behavioral Sciences envisions developing and supporting students in its undergraduate majors, minors, and graduate programs to produce scholars focused on addressing the social, political, economic, legal, and psychological needs of our community in a productive, vibrant, and inclusive manner.
Here are just a few of the many relevant and cutting-edge emphases our students are experiencing:
- Forensic investigation in Criminal Justice.
- Hands-on experience with the Philadelphia Federal Reserve through Economics.
- Preparing for and assisting a growing population of older adults through Gerontology.
- Helping local government and the community with energy audits and sustainability projects through Political Science.
- Measuring brain activity through state-of-the-art electroencephalography (EEG) equipment in our Psychology lab.
- Becoming first-rate practitioners in child welfare through our leading Social Work program.
- Learning how to write grants for nonprofit agencies through Sociology/Anthropology.