Feb 07, 2023  
2021-2023 University Catalog 
2021-2023 University Catalog

School of Humanities, Education, Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Arts, Social Sciences, and Communication


The mission of the School of Arts, Social Sciences, and Communication is to motivate, equip and develop students to become globally attuned, socially aware, and cosmoplitan in outlook; to integrate twenty-first century technology with human compassion; to bring aout positive change in the world; to challenge, prepare and motivate students to excel and compete globally and nationally; and, to prepare students for graduate and professional studies in the global work force. We encourage a life-long passion for learning and a quest for knowledge by providing an environment that fosters academic excellence and unfettered inquiry. The school consists of the Departments of Humanities, Social Science, and Criminal Justice.

Degree Programs 

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences offers three traditional degree programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in:   

The School of Humanities and Social sciences offers one traditional degree program leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in:

Through the Department of Extended Studies, which offers programs for non-traditional students, the School offers the Bachelor of Science Degree in:

The student, with the assistance of an assigned advisor, is responsible for selecting course work that will satisfy both the University’s General Education Program requirements and the requirements of the chosen degree program.   

Academic Advisement

  • Each student will be assigned an advisor in his/her major;
  • Each student will be provided with a plan of study;
  • Each student will be expected to meet with his/her advisor at least once each semester for the purpose of pre-registration and review of academic progress/standing;
  • Each student will be responsible for monitoring compliance with his/her plan of study and meeting all academic requirements; and 
  • Each student must complete 90 earned credit hours before applying for graduation.

Student Organizations

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences sponsors the following student organizations:

  • Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society
  • Alpha Phi Sigma, national Criminal Justice Honor Society
  • Pi Gamma Mu, International Honor Society in Social Sciences
  • National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)

School of Humanities and Social Sciences Full-Time Faculty

Booker T. Anthony, Ph.D., Professor, English

Shakima Ellis, M.A., Assistant Professor, English

Elizabeth Fournier, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Political Science

Rob Greene, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, English

Nakotey Hervie, M.A., Assistant Professor, English

James Lyons, M.S., Interim Dean, Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice

Alpha Njai, M.A., Assistant Professor, Sociology

Patricia W. Nwosu, M.A., Assistant Professor, English

B. Renee Robinson, M.S., Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice

Joyce Russell, Ph.D., Professor, English

Crystal Smith, M.F.A., Assistant Professor, English

Lamont Sparrow, M.A., Chair, Assistant Professor, English

Patrick Webb, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Criminal Justice





Department of Social Sciences

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Bachelor of Arts


Department of Criminal Justice

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Bachelor of Science


Department of Education

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Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Department of Humanities

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Bachelor of Arts


Department of Media and Communications

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Bachelor of Arts