Social and Behavioral Science

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

With a degree in in Social and Behavioral Sciences, you will be encouraged to apply ethical standards and a worthwhile sense of values to everyday situations in life. You will acquire career skills which will enable you to assume responsible and rewarding positions in social services, business, education, research, and many other areas.

For more information, contact Dr. Lonnie Burnett, Chair, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences


Degrees Offered

Majors Offered
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Political Science with a concentration in Criminal Justice
  • Pre-Law
  • Psychology
  • Social Science
  • Sociology
  • Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice
  • Sociology with a concentration in Social Welfare
Minors Offered
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Major in History

An accurate understanding of the past can greatly influence your ability to respond intelligently to the present and future. A major in History at the University of Mobile enables you to study the past actions of mankind in order to gain a perspective on current events and to profit from human experiences. In addition to a Bachelor of Arts in History, a degree in History with Teacher Certification is offered. A minor in History is also available.

A degree in History prepares you to pursue:

  • Further study in graduate school
  • Law school
  • Positions in a variety of business fields
  • Communications (writer, editor, journalist)
  • Seminary
  • Teacher positions (schools, museums)
  • Government and/or military positions
  • Research or Information Mgmt. positions
  • A wide variety of other professions

Major in Political Science

Familiarize yourself with the important political questions from ancient Greece to the present with a major in Political Science. Courses are designed to promote enlightened and public-spirited citizenship, as well as an understanding of the nature of political life and its relation to human life as a whole. This program includes an emphasis on the American political tradition with courses such as American Government, Political Theory, Comparative Government, Political Traditions, and Presidency and Congress. You may choose to major or minor in Political Science.

A degree in Political Science prepares you to pursue:

  • Further study in graduate school
  • Law school
  • Civil Service
  • Communications
  • Public Administration
  • City Management
  • Diplomacy
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • A variety of other professions

Major in Psychology

A major in Psychology at the University of Mobile gives you a basic understanding of the principles of behavior and information processing within a Christian context. You’ll study topics such as learning, cognition, perceptual processes, growth and development, personality, and both normal and abnormal behavior. Choose from a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree, as well as a minor in Psychology.

A degree in Psychology prepares you to pursue:

  • Counselor
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Researcher
  • Pastoral Care Workers
  • Attorney
  • Personnel Mgmt.
  • Marketing Exec.
  • Social Worker

Major in Social Science

A major in Social Science combines the areas of History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology to give you an overall understanding and study of these disciplines. You may earn a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science with or without teacher certification.

A degree in Social Science prepares you to pursue:

  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Mass Communication
  • Public Relations

Major in Sociology

A major in Sociology will give you an understanding of the institutions of society, to include the family, education, religion, political and economic structures, health and welfare agencies, and others.

A degree in Sociology prepares you to pursue:

  • Social Work
  • Data Analysis
  • Gerontology
  • Teaching
  • Pursuing graduate studies
  • Personnel Work
  • Research
  • Criminology
  • Ministry