Behavioral & Social Sciences

The Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers bachelor's degrees in History, Psychology, Social Science (General) and Social Science (Political Science focus).  Anthropology, Mexican-American Studies and Sociology are offered as minor fields of study only. In addition, limited course work is offered in Geography and Philosophy.

Master's degrees are offered in History and Public Administration.

Student Activities

The department sponsors a number of honorary societies and clubs, including:

  • Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honorary society.
  • Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society.
  • The Pre-Law Association, a group which furthers the interests of those students pre-preparing for law school.
  • Psi Chi, the national psychology honor society.
  • The Psychology Association, a student organization for psychology majors.


Faculty News for Fall 2013

Dr. Mark Emerson received a promotion to the rank of Associate Professor of History beginning this fall 2013 semester.

Dr. Amy Moreland, Assistant Professor of Political Science has received the Outstanding Teaching Award for Sul Ross State University for the 2012-2013 academic year. 

Dr. Mark Saka, Professor of History, has just published a new book with the University of New Mexico Press entitled, For God and Revolution: Priest, Peasant, and Agrarian Socialism in the Mexican Huasteca

Congratulations to Drs. Emerson, Moreland, and Saka!