School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Social and Behavioral SciencesWelcome to Marymount’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences! We are a community of scholars, educators, and learners who seek to share knowledge so that we can all work together to build a meaningful future and make a difference. Consider this your invitation to explore and connect with us as we ask important questions and create new knowledge and information that will prepare you for your ongoing journey. I welcome you to this page as you learn more about the exciting opportunities that await you!

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) is rooted in the mission of Marymount University which compels us all to continually be intellectually curious, to work in service to others, and to keep a global perspective as we live throughout the world. SBS brings together disciplines that often share modes of inquiry, a commitment to experiential educational approaches, and a desire to serve society through helping students learn how to learn, how to apply unfolding knowledge and theory in tackling real-world problems, and live meaningful lives in an ever-changing global context.  This is an exciting time!
We offer undergraduate programs in Communication, Criminal Justice, Psychology, and Sociology. At the graduate level we have degrees within the fields of Criminal Justice and Forensic and Legal Psychology. I encourage you to explore the many degree options that we offer.

Our faculty exemplify excellence as teacher-scholars who are not only experts in their field, but also passionate educators who embrace the learning experience and strive to ensure that all students learn and grow. They bring countless years of experience into the classroom to guide and create learning. Our faculty and staff have advised, nurtured, and inspired students over many decades and we are very proud of our alumni who have gone on to have successful lives and careers around the globe.

Come and visit us to see and feel the vitality and to experience the dynamic learning process that happens each and every day. We invite you to ask questions about our programs and see what a difference Marymount University can make for your future.

Kimberly Meltzer, Ph.D.

Director, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences