Empower Humanity — Today and Tomorrow
Get ready to create real change in your community — and the world — through a career blending an understanding of social science and human behavior.
At Georgia Southern University’s College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, we prepare our students for influential and human-centered roles across an array of fields. Our faculty guide you in exploring big ideas and practical research in our top-ranked programs. And with “Ready Day One” career development embedded into every degree, you learn to define your impact from the start.
Explore Our Programs
Enter or advance in a field promoting social, behavioral and emotional health at all levels of society. Kickstart your career with a bachelor’s, or move ahead with your master’s or doctorate. Or, combine disciplines for an interdisciplinary graduate degree.
Meet Our Faculty
Explore what it means to be human with our faculty. Drive change with our transformative instructors, who empower you to help others.
Our Impact is Your Impact
Prepare to face the challenges of today and tomorrow.
Inspire and impact others. Earn an established behavioral or social science bachelor’s or graduate degree.
Find your niche among our active student groups.
Campuses, Plus Online Programs
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences has leading, research-emphasizing programs on all three Georgia Southern campuses, as well as online.
Research and Outreach
Our award-winning programs equip students to take on the world’s greatest challenges. Push the boundaries of your knowledge through our POINTS opportunities, or start to uplift society’s most vulnerable through service learning placements in the public and nonprofit fields.
Our faculty prepare the next generation of expert psychologists at our Psychology Clinic, which provides quality, low-cost services to our community. Here, doctoral students learn to be effective clinicians with the guidance of licensed psychologists.
The College graduates engaged, driven community leaders with a range of bachelor’s and master’s programs in the broad behavioral and social sciences field.
Criminal Justice and Criminology
Programs in criminal justice, criminology and cybercrime prepare you for careers in victim advocacy, law enforcement, digital forensics, data analysis and many more areas that support society.
Public and Nonprofit Studies
Learn to enrich society in the public service and nonprofit fields. Prepare to make your community a better place with the professionally accredited, nationally ranked Master of Public Administration.
Sociology and Anthropology
Observe the past to shape the future with a bachelor’s degree or minor in sociology or anthropology. Take part in hands-on learning through our centers and research programs.
“There are two things that have benefited me in the preparation of my professional and public careers from this program. The first is the mentorship that the faculty and staff provided while I was pursuing my degree. The three individuals who stand out are Dr. Saba Jallow, Dr. Nicholas Henry, and Charles Sikes. These three men could not have been more different, but their commonality lied in their ability to be thoughtful in their responses, honest in their assessments, and encouraging in their actions. Back then and now, Dr. Saba Jallow acts as a mentor and an inspiration for me while the lessons of Dr. Henry and Mr. Sikes play in the back of my mind.”— Jonathan McCollar, MPA
Student Success and Support
Successful graduates start with strong student support. Learn more about how the College helps you launch your career and guides your academic endeavors.