College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences is the largest college on campus, with faculty and students working together across disciplines to find solutions to individual and societal problems.

Welcome to the College of Behavioral and Social Science

The College of Behavioral and Social Science monitors the pulse of society in virtually every area, from the latest trends in fashion to issues of national security. Students experience hands-on learning through applied labs, fieldwork, service learning, and community engagement.

4,000+

Students

9

Degree Programs

2

Institutes 

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Undergraduate Programs

One of the major strengths of the CBSS academic programs is its high number of major accreditations, reaffirmations, and first-time accreditations.

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Graduate Programs

The College of Behavioral and Social Science monitors the pulse of society in virtually every area, from the latest trends in fashion to issues of national security. Students experience hands-on learning through applied labs, field work, service learning, and community engagement.

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The Endzone Initiative

North Carolina Central University offers two interdisciplinary degree programs aimed at helping you to succeed. 

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Juvenile Justice Institute

The Juvenile Justice Institute promotes the exchange of information and human resource development to help facilitate prevention of juvenile crime and delinquency.

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Departments

Criminal Justice

Train to work in various sectors of the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, corrections, homeland security, and juvenile justice

Human Sciences

Seek to understand the lifestyle patterns and needs of humans as individuals and within family groups while learning about child development, consumer economics, nutrition, textiles, and other topics.

Kinesiology and Recreation Administration

Prepare to lead in leisure and recreation services in areas such as athletic administration, physical education, recreation therapy, fitness and wellness, and sports management.

Nursing

Learn how to compassionately serve the healthcare needs of people in need while training in a state-of-the-art training hospital setting.

Political Science

Develop a scientific understanding of government and politics through concentrations that include global politics, civic engagement and public policy, and political theory and law.

Psychology

Gain a comprehensive understanding of prominent scientific theories, as well as the concepts and procedures of modern psychology, and be prepared for a career in the social services field or additional graduate training.

Public Administration

Increase skills, knowledge, and ethical standards for leading with integrity in the public realm.

Public Health Education

Study disease prevention and prepare to work in community settings such as schools, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.

Social Work

Train to work in a variety of settings that strengthen families from diverse populations and build healthy communities.

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