Department Social Sciences

Department Social Sciences

Through the disciplines of Political Science, Criminal Justice and Public Administration we help students engage the most significant social experiment of all time, that of democratic self-governance or what de Tocqueville called "the great American experiment."

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In the Department of Social Sciences we believe that it is our duty to expand the understanding of self-governance in today's diverse global environment.
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The Criminal Justice Program leads to Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and supports the Bachelor of Applied Science Degree with courses applicable to Criminal Justice. Community and Mental Health, and Legal Studies tracks.
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Political science is the study of politics, government, and public policy at the local, state, national, and international levels. It is concerned with the struggle for power and the exercise of power in public institutions.
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Public Administration focuses on the application of Public Administration theory and concepts in real world situations.
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The Homeland Security Certificate is designed to educate students using an all-hazards emergency management model and is meant to prepare future public administration professionals to cope with all natural, accidental and man-made hazards
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Political science majors explore political systems and policy with their faculty mentors on a national or international basis to understand politics in today's world.