May 28, 2024  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work

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Dr. Jenifer Kunz, department head
  Old Main, Room 416B • WTAMU Box 60876
  806-651-2590 • Fax 806-651-3610


Faculty: Atchison, Bellah, Blodgett, Byrd, Cawley, Cuevas, Daniel, DeButte, Denton, Hord, Kunz, Loya, Phillips, Poduthase, Price, Speer, Stuart, Vukovic.

The Department of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work includes the disciplines of psychology, sociology and social work with majors in each area. Psychology’s scientific study of behavior and mental processes includes application of psychological principles to human conditions. Sociology is the systematic study of human society and the influences of social systems on human behavior. The professional program in social work prepares students in helping individuals, groups and communities enhance or restore social functioning.

Studies in behavioral sciences offer diverse perspectives to students who want to learn more about individual and group behavior. Fundamentals of the disciplines are stressed, and students learn the importance of developing problem-solving and research skills. They learn ways of relating to issues confronting individuals and society. The behavioral sciences provide relevant preparation for many different vocations. Graduate study and a career in psychology, sociology or social work also may be the ultimate objective.

University Core Curriculum Requirements

Refer to the “University Core Curriculum ” section of this catalog.


Discipline — Course Prefix
Psychology — PSYC
Social Work — SOCW
Sociology — SOCI

NOTE: See the “Course Descriptions ” section of this catalog for a complete list of courses offered by the University.


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