Social and Behavioral Sciences

Preparing the next generation of thinkers and leaders of contemporary life

Areas of Study

This SMWC department is home to exciting disciplines exploring human behavior, the dynamics of social interaction and the and the complex political, economic, social, cultural, and psychological factors at play in our world. As a Social and Behavioral Sciences student at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, you’ll have opportunities to participate in original research, present findings at regional and national conferences, and gain practical experiences in the social sciences through practicum and internship experiences. Pick your interest from several areas of study.

Earn a rewarding career

Psychology studies at SMWC, within the context of liberal arts education, focuses on the study of how the mind functions in different contexts.

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Expand your mind

If you are interested in taking a closer look at contemporary justice issues, the criminology major at SMWC in Indiana is for you.

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“The quality of education that I am receiving at The Woods is amazing! I really love that there is a lot of one on one with professors and they are always there to help with anything that you are struggling with.”

– Taylor, Psychology major

The faculty members of this department are actively involved in research, practice and advocacy, bringing real-world applications of the social sciences to the classroom. We employ innovative teaching techniques, and strive to provide service and experiential learning opportunities to take learning beyond the classroom.

As a student, you will have the opportunity to gain internship experiences in a variety of settings: law enforcement, security, juvenile detention, victim’s assistance and more.