Applying scientific and societal theories to explore the inner workings of our world
The Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences includes Economics, Government, History, Psychology and Sociology, as well as aspects of Safety Science and Security Science. It offers a multidisciplinary Master of Science in Human Factors as well as a Graduate Certificate in Human Factors, tailored to working professionals who want to better understand the interrelationship between humans and technology, environment and other system components as it relates to human performance, limitations and error in simple and complex systems.
Sociology and Psychology courses tie community and social organization and psychological principles to various professional fields. Economics courses make important connections regarding the way that individuals, groups, governments and businesses make resource allocations, and the consequences of those choices for people, nations and society.
The knowledge gained in these areas of study will strongly connect to other courses in the student's degree program and directly translate to the skills required of today's professionals.
The department’s faculty members have research and teaching interests that span a broad range of fields and encourage critical thinking and scientific inquiry to explore social, financial and environmental phenomena nationally, internationally and globally, as well as in their interconnectedness — with several related minors also available.
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Submissions from 2020
Collaboration Between Library, Faculty, and Instructional Design to Increase All Open Educational Resources for Curriculum Development and Delivery, Kelly Whealan-George and Anne Marie Casey
Submissions from 2019
Collaboration Between Faculty and the Library Using OER for Curriculum Development, Kelly Whealan George and Anne Marie Casey
Submissions from 2000
Institutionalization and Conflict Management in the New Europe, Alexander Siedschlag