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Behavioral and Social Sciences Department

Make a difference in people's lives. Make a difference in your world. Make a difference with a degree from the Behavioral and Social Sciences Department.

Program Overview

Pursue your passion to serve others through a degree in our Behavioral and Social Sciences Department. You will be equipped through comprehensive training, real-world experience, and practical instruction to launch your career path.

Take advantage of a host of opportunities to develop your professional skills by serving as a volunteer or intern in the community and get a hands-on start in a “helping” profession.

Develop your personal code of ethics as you integrate your Christian worldview into your vocational calling. You will be prepared to work and succeed in a variety of settings in both public and private sectors, such as schools, clinics, government offices, hospitals, and non-profit organizations.

Behavioral and Social Sciences Department Program List

Behavioral and Social Sciences Department

College of Adult & Graduate Studies

Behavioral Health

A career in the behavioral health field places you at the nexus of health care and psychology. Our Adult Studies Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health provides the foundational skills needed to address emotional, relational, and cognitive issues.

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Natural and Applied Sciences Department

Biopsychology

Combine your interest in psychology and biology with this minor program designed to accelerate your career in the social services or the medical field. Minor available.

Behavioral and Social Sciences Department

College of Adult & Graduate Studies

Certificate in Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention

Learn how to compassionately intervene in the life of a person in crisis who may be considering suicide through the pursuit of our comprehensive certificate.

Behavioral and Social Sciences Department

Criminal Justice

Make a difference in the world of criminal justice by pursuing our degree program which focuses on the calling to serve and protect your community. Major and minor available.

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Government

Learn about the foundations and principles upon which our nation was established and how to integrate a Christian worldview into the halls of government. Major, minor, and concentration available.

Behavioral and Social Sciences Department

History

Understand how history impacts current and future social issues and use your critical thinking skills as you investigate ways that human behavior shapes history. Minor and concentration available.

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Leadership

Sharpen your leadership skills as you pursue your calling in ministry or the marketplace. Minor available.

Behavioral and Social Sciences Department

College of Adult & Graduate Studies

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Counseling is a professional relationship that assists diverse individuals and groups to achieve mental health across the lifespan. Our Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling will train you to become a professional counselor equipped to integrate your Christian faith with theory and practice.

Behavioral and Social Sciences Department

College of Adult & Graduate Studies

Master of Science in School Counseling

School counselors are vital members of the K-12 education team who help all students to become productive adults of tomorrow. Our Master of Science in School Counseling will prepare you to become a professional school counselor.

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Military Science (ROTC)

Fulfill your call to service through our military science minor degree program that will enhance your leadership calling. Minor available.

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Pre-Law

Develop a foundational understanding of the American legal system and the processes and procedures that govern our justice system via our pre-law track. Minor available.

Behavioral and Social Sciences Department

Psychology

One of our most popular degree programs, our psychology degree will prepare you for a career of service though understanding the basics of human behavior. Major, minor, and concentration available.

Behavioral and Social Sciences Department

Psychology in the Church

Combine your passion for theology with your interest in behavioral science to impact your vocational calling to ministry. Minor available.

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Social Anthropology

The Social Anthropology minor reflects the fields of Sociology and Anthropology with their studies of humanity. Minor available.

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Social Science

Gain a broad understanding of significant social issues and enhance your critical thinking skills with this comprehensive degree program. Major, minor, and concentration available.

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Education Department

Social Science Education

Prepare for your certification to teach social sciences in public or private secondary schools through our comprehensive degree program. Major available.

Behavioral and Social Sciences Department

Social Work

Known as the “helping profession,” social work is for those with a heart of service and a desire to make a difference in their communities. Major and minor available.

Behavioral and Social Sciences Department

Sociology

Study the science behind what influences societal behavior and norms and how that relates to fulfilling your vocational calling. Minor available.

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Student Testimonial

Photo of Cecilia Corbin

Since beginning my undergraduate degree at Evangel, I have been wildly impressed by the professionalism, real-world application, and kindness displayed by the professors in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Department. Learning to balance knowledge of your profession and integration of faith in the workplace is essential. Our professors demonstrate how to achieve this balance on a daily basis.

Cecilia Corbin

Accreditations

Faculty

Department Chair

Heather Kelly, Psy.D.

Department Chair for Behavioral and Social Sciences; Professor of Psychology

Full Time Faculty

Lacey Nunnally, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.

Social Work Program Director

Roger Moore, M.A.

Criminal Justice Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Christine Arnzen, Ph.D.

Coordinator of Graduate Counseling Programs

Debbie J. Bicket, M.S.

Assistant Professor of Guidance and Counseling

Huba Ray, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

Deborah Johnson, Ph.D.

Professor

Jean Orr, Psy.D.

Associate Professor

Lisa Street, M.S.W., Ed.D., L.C.S.W.

Assistant Professor & Coordinator of Social Work Field Education

Stephen Houseknecht

Director of Academic Support

Melody Palm, Psy.D.

Professor of Counseling

Eugene Arnold

Associate Professor of Social Sciences

Kristen Kansiewicz, Ph.D.

Jon Spence, Ed.D.

Director - Center for Student Success

Adjunct Faculty

David Crum

Adjunct Professor

Leah Wilson, M.A., LPC

Adjunct Professor, Behavioral Health Program Coordinator

Preston Kness

Adjunct Professor

Jeff Fulks, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

Timothy Hayes

Adjunct Professor

J. Gary Rader, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

Lindsay Wray

Adjunct Professor

Neva Atteberry

Adjunct Professor

Geoffrey W. Sutton, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology (Emeritus)

James Howser

Adjunct Faculty

Steve Gause

Assistant Men's Basketball Coach Compliance Director Adjunct Faculty

Steve Pulis

Adjunct Professor

Kerry Marsh

Staff Counselor

Gregory Pollard, J.D.

Adjunct Professor

Ben McBride, J.D.

Adjunct Professor

Reba Woolverton

Staff Counselor

Renee Cotton, J.D.

Adjunct Professor

Alana Cummings

Adjunct Professor

Lynsey Fringer

Adjunct Professor

Department Admin

Jennifer Moske

Administrative Assistant