Behavioral and Social Sciences

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Community needs are all around us

From history, political science, and counseling to law enforcement and social work, many open job opportunities await you in a variety of community and social science fields. Join our program and get a degree in Behavioral and Social  Sciences that will change the course of your life and provide meaningful impact on the lives of others.

Through travel abroad opportunities and a diverse curriculum taught by faculty with advanced degrees, real-world experience, and a heart for mentoring students, you can begin a new journey towards a well-paying job that also makes the world a better place for everyone. You will also have the opportunity to specialize in one of four areas of concentration that interest you the most.

Program Details

Behavioral and Social Sciences Degree


  • Criminal Justice
  • Psychology
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Social Work
  • Sociology

B.A. in Behavioral and Social Sciences

Learn more about starting your path towards a Bachelor of Arts degree in Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Degree Info

Four-Year Degree
Course Descriptions

Behavioral and Social Sciences Concentrations

You will have the ability to start on your career path by selecting from four concentrations available with your degree in Behavioral and Social Sciences including: Psychology, Criminal Justice, History, Political Science, Sociology, or Social Work.

Your degree will open doors for you to obtain exciting careers in Social Work, Counseling, Mental Health, Law Enforcement, Private Investigation, Forensics, and professional positions in all levels of government.

Find Real-World Job Opportunities

Get the training you need for an in-demand job in a wide variety of professions and careers.

  • Criminal Justice

    Set your course in life with industry-wide career options as a police officer, private investigator, insurance adjuster, crime scene investigator, customs agent, corrections officer, state trooper, federal agent, counter terrorism officer, attorney, court clerk, bailiff, lab tech, park ranger, and more.

  • Psychology

    Discover opportunities as a school counselor, school psychologist, mental health therapist, forensic psychologist, neuropsychologist, developmental psychologist, social worker, researcher, cognitive and perceptual psychologist, or industrial-organizational psychologist.

  • Social Work

    Potential awaits for you as a mental health worker, child and family services agent, or case worker in a social services or educational services setting such as a homeless shelter, substance abuse center, elder care facility, or domestic violence center.

  • Sociology

    Find your path as a sociologist with career possibilities in human, community, or social services, public policy, nonprofit work, anthropology, and more.

  • History

    Opportunities abound for you as a historian, librarian, educator, archivist, museum curator, lawyer, conservator, lecturer in higher education, or even an archaeologist.

  • Political Science

    Journey towards a career in research analysis, government and public service, law, business and private corporations, social media management, news production, or urban planning.

As an adult learner, I juggled a family, full-time work and maintained at least twelve credit hours, and sometimes sixteen.  I managed to complete every quarter with an honors rating...

Guillermo Rodriguez

B.S. in Behavioral Sciences

Graduating from East West University, was a huge accomplishment. Everything you learn in this program, I guarantee you will use in your graduate program as well as the real world.

Antionette Fisher

B.S. in Behavioral Sciences

I am a first-generation college graduate and will be forever grateful to EWU for helping me attain that goal. My experience as a student at East/West was totally enlightening and life-changing, thanks to everyone at EWU!

Beverly Lee

B.S. in Behavioral Sciences

As a Behavioral Science major interacting with different people is important and that is one of the advantages of attending East-West University. There are so many teachers that have inspired me to do my best and I appreciate them always pushing me to do better because they saw potential in me.

Alberto Ceniceros

B.S. in Behavioral Sciences

Our Alumni Have Exciting Careers

Check out where our alumni went. You could be next.

Alumni Jobs

  • Academic Interventionist, Chicago Public Schools
  • United Airlines
  • Manager, All Star Security
  • Fitness Instructor, Molungfu Fitness
  • Case Worker, Bright Point
  • Fashion Advisor, H&M
  • Case Manager, Molina Health Care
  • Bria Health Services
  • Legal Administrative Specialist, USCIS
  • Officer, Chicago Police Department
  • Care Advocate Women's Health, Maven Clinic
  • Student Advocate, Hester Jr. High School
  • Employment Specialist, Community Support Services, Inc
  • Program Aide, National Able Network 

Graduate Schools

  • Northeastern University
  • Sions University
  • Benedictine University
  • University of Illinois - School of Psychology
  • Loyola University
  • National Lewis University
  • Roosevelt University

Our Program Distinctives

Explore what sets our Behavioral and Social Sciences program apart.

  • Small class sizes

  • Highly qualified faculty

  • Mentoring Environment

  • Career-specific Education

  • Travel abroad opportunities

  • Successful graduates

  • Theoretical and applied knowledge

  • Tailored program concentrations

Ready to Change Your Course in Life?

Chart a new path with a degree in Behavioral Sciences.