Department of Psychology
Department of Sociology
The School of Human Sciences comprises the Department of Psychology and the Department of Sociology. The departments strive for excellence in research and undergraduate and graduate education. Our programs provide students with a broad range of opportunities in course work and in research experience with a special emphasis on methods of empirical analysis. We conduct exciting research and enhance students' understanding of mind and society.
Psychology explores how the human mind operates by combining research perspectives of natural sciences and some of the traditions of the humanities and social sciences. Students in the Department of Psychology learn about various ways of understanding the human mind, keeping in close contact with a variety of related research fields and mastering research methodology, which is uniquely practiced in Psychology.
Sociology is the study of patterns of social relations and how they shape people's behavior and beliefs. Everyone has a question or two about why people behave in particular ways. Sociologists approach the same question in a scientific manner. Sociology is a discipline that attempts to understand the social causes and consequences of behavior. The Department of Sociology is committed to empirical explorations of social structure and dynamics. It offers a wide variety of courses including urban sociology, labor sociology, social service, and communication studies.It provides rigorous training in the theory of sociology, and research methods in key sub-disciplines.