Welcome to the College of Social Sciences & Professional Studies! Our programs offer opportunities for students to engage with issues of diversity, social justice, equality, sustainability, and globalization. The skills that are acquired in these disciplines and interdisciplines help students apply their knowledge towards making their communities – local, national, and/or global – more productive and fulfilling for the group and the individual.
The departments in the College offer a myriad of opportunities for students to engage with the community, including internships, local and international service learning, and collaborative research with faculty. For the latest updates on our College initiatives, you can look at our Current Initiatives page, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or stop by the Office of the Dean in room 364 of Molinaro Hall!
Dean Peggy James leads a College with a deep commitment to interdisciplinarity. Committed to expanding world views, experiencing the human and social condition from a variety of perspectives, and preparing graduates to be flexible and adaptive to the changing world of the 21st century.
Mission and Vision
An education centered on diversity, social justice and personal fulfillment that gives students the knowledge and skills to address some of the most pressing issues in society today.
With over 30 majors, minors, certificates, and teacher certifications, the College of Social Sciences and Professional Studies offers fascinating research opportunities, real-world experiences, state of the art lab facilities, and challenging curriculum to prepare you with the skills and knowledge to profoundly enhance our world.
Come and join some of our region's best and brightest faculty and students. Let us help you prepare for a successful and meaningful career in counseling, public service, research, law enforcement, international studies, or teaching. The opportunities to make a significant difference in the world are endless. Apply today.