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Social and Behavioral Sciences

The University of Mobile’s Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers majors and minors in:

  • 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

Teacher certifications are also available in History and Social Science.

Within these areas, 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Marriage and Family Counseling

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling. Click here for more information.

Career Opportunities

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

A major in Political Science will prepare 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

Psychology majors have a wide variety of career options. These include:

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

A degree in Social Science provides a strong liberal arts background that many corporations desire and prepares you to work in:

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

Sociology is an excellent choice for those interested in:

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