The disciplines of Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Criminal Justice, and Homeland Security comprise the Department of Behavioral Sciences.
Students in a behavioral science bachelor's program learn the methodologies that are needed to observe behavior and gather information, as well as the science required to analyze their findings. They use critical-thinking skills to examine the interaction of humans and determine how culture and society influence people's behavior. Students also learn how to apply behavioral science theories to real life settings.
The faculty in the Department of Behavioral Sciences, as professors and advisors, look forward to meeting each of you and assisting you to fulfill your career ambition. Together we will engage in activities and learning experiences that will provide you with the critical knowledge and skills needed to propel you toward your academic, professional, and service goals.
Chair's Welcome Statement
To prospective students, we welcome you to explore the course offerings in the disciplines of sociology, psychology, and education. We believe that as majors in our department, you will find an endearing and enduring academic home. To current students, we advise you to make the most of resources contained in these pages to ensure your academic journey will be successful.
Our academic disciplines allow you to specialize your focus to one area of interest. They are a part of your transition into higher education which involves being aware that each discipline is a distinct discourse community with specific vocabularies, styles, and modes of communication.
The ultimate aim is to facilitate acquisition of knowledge and experience on which students may build in order to make significant contributions to psychology as a profession and assume leadership roles within their communities.
Sociology & Anthropology
This program offers the knowledge and skills necessary for pursuing graduate studies and for careers in the professions such as law, medicine, business, teaching, research, government, planning and human services.
The Criminal Justice degree program rigorously prepares graduates who are well equipped to be critical thinkers and engaged citizens of an increasingly knowledge-intensive and globally diverse society.
The Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security provides students with a foundation in security, with specialized tracks in transnational security, terror groups, and cyber warfare.
The purpose of the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology is to serve our students by providing academic excellence while preparing them for careers in exercise science, health and physical education-teaching, coaching, and sports management.
The Social Work Program prepares students for professional generalist social work practitioners which requires extensive knowledge and pedagogy field experience in working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
This month's featured student
I was eager to attend Fisk because I was fascinated with the idea of following in the path of W.E.B DuBois, Charles S. Johnson and many other notable, well-respected Black scholars. Above all else, I yearned to be amongst the Talented Tenth. Though I entered Fisk as a transfer student, Fisk has provided me with multiple opportunities to explore my interests in law and sociology within a two-year time frame.