SOBL Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Criminal Justice

Program provides students with an understanding of the criminal justice system from the perspective of the social sciences.


The Program provides insight into how societies are organized to enable people to provide for their material needs and wants.

Political Science

Program is focused on the analysis of the power relationships and decision-making patterns that shape and determine the outcomes of vital social, economic and policy issues.


The systematic study of the behavior and experience (such as thoughts, desires and emotions) of humans and other animals.

Sociology and Anthropology

The Sociology program focuses on the analysis of human beings as members of societies. The Anthropology program broadens this focus to the study of human cultures worldwide.

Social Work

Promotes social change and empowers people to enhance their well-being. Social work is based on a set of values and ethical principles, such as respect for human dignity, that are articulated in its Code of Ethics.

Interdisciplinary Minors

Behavioral Neuroscience Minor

The minor provides an opportunity for the in-depth exploration of the field of behavioral neuroscience to better prepare students for future study and careers in the natural and social sciences.

Childhood Studies Minor

Program involves the study of children and adolescents using a multidisciplinary approach. It is an inquiry into childhood and adolescence from the perspectives of the behavioral sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities.

Gerontology Minor

Affiliated with the Stockton Center on Successful Aging (SCOSA), involves students and faculty from across the University and offers a variety of 4-credit undergraduate courses on aging.

Victimology and Victim Services Minor

Is a multidisciplinary branch of criminology, based on research in criminal justice, psychology, public health, anthropology, history, and economics.

Graduate Programs

Master of Arts in Counseling

Program will prepare individuals to provide evaluations, referrals, and counseling services to help people prevent or remediate personal problems, conflicts, and emotional crises.

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

Program provides students with the education needed to advance in the practitioner realm of criminal justice, but it also prepares those who want to continue with their education by giving them the research and analytic skills to pursue those goals.

Master of Social Work

Program is designed to educate social workers who are prepared for advanced-level practice with diverse individuals, families, and communities.