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Division of Social and Behavioral Science

The Division of Social and Behavioral Science has these purposes: (1) to prepare students for advanced standing in four-year colleges; (2) to enable students to meet statutory degree and teacher-certification requirements in United States history and government; (3) to guide students in self-discovery and offer assistance to facilitate personal adjustment and effective participation in such social settings as the home, workplace, college, community, and state; and (4) to prepare students for immediate employment in law enforcement.


The Division of Social and Behavioral Science facilitates education by providing quality instruction and opportunities for learning in a diverse community of learners: academic transfer, vocational/technical, and non-traditional students. We strive to offer activities both in and outside of the classroom to better prepare students for success in their task of acquiring knowledge and new skills. Excellence in service to students is demonstrated by the innovations of experienced and skillful faculty in the development of distance learning, fast track, and alternative course offerings. Through continuing professional commitment to excellence, the Division of Social and Behavioral Science has an impact on the quality of life in the greater communities of our service area.

Elements of the mission statement that apply to individual department and program goals can be found on each department’s web page.

Departments in Social and Behavioral Science

History & Geography Department 

Government & Economics Department 

Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Department  

Psychology, Sociology & Anthropology Department



Amanda Shelton
Division Chair
(281) 239-1581

Deborah McGraw
Division Secretary
(281) 239-1537


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