Nov 28, 2022  
2022-23 Catalog 
    
2022-23 Catalog

College of Social & Behavioral Sciences



Dr. Julie Rich, Dean

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is dedicated to studying behavior and thought in their individual, social, cultural, physical, and historical contexts, and to the beneficial application of this knowledge. The College prepares students for productive careers and engaged citizenship through general education instruction, and major, minor and interdisciplinary programs which emphasize critical and scientific thinking. Through teaching, scholarship, and service, the College’s faculty aims to enhance social justice, environmental awareness, and the quality of life in northern Utah and beyond.

Dean: Dr. Julie Rich
Associate Dean: Dr. Brent Horn
Telephone Contact: Tracy Hicks 801-626-6232
Location: Lindquist Hall, Room 161
 
College Advisors: Nicholas Ferre, Britnee Ramirez, Christy Cottrell
Telephone: 801-626-7809
Locations: Lindquist Hall, Rooms 151, 157, 158

Department Chairs/Directors

Criminal Justice: Dr. Molly Sween   801-626-7293
Geography, Environment and Sustainability: Dr. Eric Ewert   801-626-6197
History: Dr. Sara Dant   801-626-6699
Political Science & Philosophy: Dr. Mary Beth Willard   801-626-6694
Psychological Science: Dr. Aaron Ashley   801-626-8743
Social Work & Gerontology: Dr. Mark O. Bigler   801-626-6156
Sociology & Anthropology: Dr. Huiying Hill   801-626-7888

ROTC Units
 
801-581-6236
Aerospace Studies: Lt Col Angelique P. Brown (SLC)   801-581-6236
  or contact the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences  
801-626-6232
Military Science: Lieutenant Colonel Angelique A. Pifer   801-626-6938

Social Science Education Center

Director: Dr. Stephen Francis
Location: Lindquist Hall, Room 273
Telephone: 801-626-6781

The Social Science Education Center was initiated and organized in 1990 to promote, coordinate, and encourage social science education. The faculty of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, the College of Education, public and private schools and their respective districts collaborate in programs and activities designed to improve and enhance the teaching of the Social Sciences. This includes seminars for social science teachers in the area and presentations by Weber State University professors.

The Olene S. Walker Institute of Politics and Public Service

Directors: Devin Wiser and Leah Murray
Location: Lindquist Hall, Room 167
Telephone: 801-626-6252
Email: walkerinstitute@weber.edu

The non-partisan Walker Institute is committed to upholding the highest standards of American democracy and providing a visible and vibrant hub of political engagement for the Weber State University community. Through forums, workshops, seminars, symposiums and panel discussions, the Walker Institute strives to bring a better understanding of the political process to students and community members. The Walker Institute is dedicated to the training of future leaders by inspiring students to embrace public service and engaging them in internship opportunities at the local, state and national levels.

The Richard Richards Institute for Ethics

Director:  Dr. Richard Greene
Location: Lindquist Hall, Room 132
Telephone: 801-626-6694

The Richard Richards Institute for Ethics was established in 2007 in order to promote ethical leadership in both private industry and government.  It works to do so via outreach and education by offering scholarship opportunities to high school and college students, hosting workshops and ethics related activities for community members, and by acknowledging and honoring those leaders of our community who exemplify the highest ethical ideals and standards.

Departments and Programs

 

Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC)

Go to information for Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC).

Department of Criminal Justice Go to CJ website

Go to information for Department of Criminal Justice.

Department of Geography, Environment and Sustainability Go to Geography website

Go to information for Department of Geography, Environment and Sustainability.

Department of History Go to History website

Go to information for Department of History.

Department of Political Science and Philosophy Go to Political Sci and Philosophy website

Go to information for Department of Political Science and Philosophy.

Department of Psychological Science Go to Psychology website

Go to information for Department of Psychological Science.

Department of Social Work and Gerontology Go to SW and GERT website

Go to information for Department of Social Work and Gerontology.

Department of Sociology and Anthropology Go to SOC and ANTH website

Go to information for Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

Master of Criminal Justice Program Go to MCJ website

Go to information for Master of Criminal Justice Program.

Master of Social Work

Go to information for Master of Social Work.

Military Science (Army ROTC) Go to Military Sci ROTC website

Go to information for Military Science (Army ROTC).

Naval Science

Go to information for Naval Science.

College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Interdisciplinary Programs