In keeping with the mission of Missouri Baptist University, the Social & Behavioral Sciences Division provides a curriculum that enables students to think critically and analytically, and in so doing, to think Christianly in the specific areas of the social and behavioral sciences. Students will gain a broad understanding of both theory and research in the major and/or minor areas, including majors in Behavioral Science, Criminal Justice, History, Human Services, Psychology and Social Sciences. Minors are offered in the areas of History, Human Services, Political Science, Psychology, Social Sciences and Sociology. Students majoring in Human Services and Criminal Justice also develop entry-level skills for employment in these fields to prepare them for their post-collegiate career.
The Bachelor of Science in Forensic Psychology will challenge students to apply their research skills, psychological knowledge and critical thinking abilities to a variety of issues facing the legal system. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the forensic psychology major is in high demand and are expected to grow much quicker than average over the next decade. Learn More
Whether you major in history, minor in history or simply take some of our many available history courses, you will benefit from the unique mission of MBU’s History program and its dedicated Christian faculty as they help to prepare you for a future career in one of many possible fields of service. Learn More
Missouri Baptist University offers a minor in Political Science (POLS) that will allow students to explore the philosophical and historical foundations, nature, purpose, and functions of political ideas and institutions in both the United States and other countries. The following courses are offered as a part of the general education requirements and/or the minor in Political Science.