Social & Behavioral Sciences


Dr. Jacqueline A. Conley
Department Chair &
Professor of Psychology
Office: (904) 470-8671

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The Department works closely with our students, other departments and communities to provide a well-rounded and meaningful education in Social and Behavioral Sciences.  The enhanced curriculum strengthens our students to be stronger critical-thinkers, researchers, and social justice advocates.  As a whole, the department and its faculty members engage in research and grant-related activities and are providing opportunities for undergraduate research scholars.  The Department is excited to announce that the Psychology and History Clubs are very active.  The Psychology Club is collaborates with the Jacksonville Chapter of the Association of Black Psychologist (ABPsi). The History Club is also very active on campus and in the community. 

In addition, the SBS alumni are integral to the success of the department; therefore, we want to reconnect with you.  If you are an alumnus from the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, please click here, and update us on your current status. The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences is looking for students who want be a part of our mission.  Once again, I extend my greetings to you and wish you a successful 2017-2018 academic year.

Spring 2019 Course Offerings

Mission of the Department

The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Edward Waters College (EWC) consists of History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. Within the department, Psychology offers both a major and minor in the program.  Additionally as part of the program, we offer a General Track and an Addictions Track. History, Political Science, and Sociology provide supportive and general education courses to Psychology and the EWC community.

The Psychology program is consistent with the American Psychological Association’s (APA) guidelines for undergraduate training and prepares the psychology students with broad training and experiential learning opportunities, which support the development of analytical and critical-thinkers, researchers, with the knowledge and skills for graduate work to be marketable for 21st century careers.

Student Outcomes

Upon completion of the Psychology program our students will:

  • Have a strong knowledge base in psychology and the human condition.
  • Be critical and analytical thinkers.
  • Be ethically and socially responsible.
  • Be effective communicators in written, oral presentations, and users of visual aids in scholarly and professional settings.
  • Continue to engage in personal and professional development activities
  • Be advocates for diversity, social justice and globalization.

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