The Department of Social Sciences at Purdue University North Central is one of the largest and most diversified on campus. It features a variety of disciplines all related to human behavior, relationships, society, and culture, including Anthropology, Child Development and Family Studies, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work and Women's Studies.
The Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science (BABS) is designed to give students the necessary groundwork for entry-level employment in social services or social work, currently one of the fastest-growing fields in the Midwest. It also provides a solid foundation for students wishing to pursue graduate work in psychology or sociology.
The Bachelor of Arts in History is designed to meet the guidelines of the American Historical Association. Because historical study provides a firm foundation in the critical thinking and communication skills necessary to navigate our complex contemporary world, our majors are highly prepared to succeed in the widest variety of professions, whether medicine or management, teaching or policymaking, consulting or law, or the further study of history.
The BASW Program educates students to become professionals in social work. The BASW curriculum provides a professional social work foundation that is transferable to different settings, population groups and problem areas. Students select a curriculum focused in clinical, organizational, community, international and social justice issues with a strong emphasis on service and learning in the community with excellence in scholarship.
Working towards the Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) degree will expose you to many fields. Choices include humanities, sciences, business and technology. In addition to the core courses, you are able to concentrate studies in areas that especially interest you. The BLS is versatile in other ways as well. For example, you may begin in this curriculum as a freshman or enter later by transferring previously earned credits.
The Bachelor of Science in Psychology is designed to meet all ten learning goals listed by the American Psychological Association (APA) for undergraduate psychology majors. Psychology majors achieve a balance among basic psychological principles, research methods and theories, and their application to applied areas such as early child education, behavioral science and development, counseling, and developmental disabilities.
Minor in Ethnic Studies
Minor in History
Minor in Gender Studies
Minor in Latin American Studies
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