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.

Mission

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.

Vision

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.

Alumni Success

Ashlee majored in Psychology with minors in Victimology & Victim Services and Childhood Studies along with a concentration in Mental Health. After graduating from Stockton University, she was offered a position at the Camden County Juvenile Detention Center working with adolescents of various ages. Currently, she works for the Center for Family Services, Services Empowering the Rights of Victims (SERV) program as a Domestic Violence Court Advocate in Gloucester County, NJ. Ashlee works in court at both the superior and municipal level across the county, providing options, support and accompaniment for domestic violence survivors throughout the legal process.
Ashlee McCullough, '18
Ashlee McCullough, '18
B.A. Psychology, Minors in Childhood Studies and Victimology & Victim Services
Zach majored in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security. After completing an internship with the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP), he was offered a part time position while completing his degree. Zach continues to work for NJOHSP as a State Homeland Security Exercise Coordinator, developing training exercises for federal, state, local, and private sector agencies across New Jersey.
 Zach Raphael, '18
Zach Raphael, '18
B.A. Criminal Justice
Michael majored in Psychology and minored in Behavioral Neuroscience. He spent the next two years developing his research skills and interests as Project Coordinator in a health and social psychology lab at Carnegie Mellon University. Currently, he is a doctoral student in the Applied Developmental Psychology program at the University of Pittsburgh. His research focuses on using a mixed-method approach to better understand how mindfulness training impacts health and well-being in adolescents and young adults.
Michael Tumminia, '15
Michael Tumminia, '15
B.A. Psychology, Minor in Behavioral Neuroscience