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Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences

The SBS department is committed to excellence in teaching and research and we are proud of the accomplishments of our faculty, students, and graduates.

SBS is a research-oriented department where our priority is the discovery of new knowledge and understandings about human behavior, social issues and cultural processes; the application of that knowledge to the betterment of physical, mental, and social health; and the transmission of that knowledge to our students and the Savannah community.

The department offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs and minors in Africana Studies, Behavior Analysis, Criminal Justice, History and Sociology. The SBS courses and degree programs are intended to provide for systematic advancement towards professional careers and graduate studies in the social and behavioral sciences. Professionally-oriented courses, research and clinical internships, close faculty-student relationships, and liaisons with governmental and community agencies are emphasized as a means of helping students reach their academic and professional goals.

Our faculty and staff are committed to offering students a university experience that is second to none, and we welcome you to join us in your educational endeavors.


The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers academic programs in Africana Studies, Behavior Analysis, Criminal Justice, History, and Sociology to prepare students for graduate studies and career goals. These programs include scholarly activities designed to develop historical consciousness, awareness of civic responsibilities, appreciation of cultural diversity, and an understanding of both human behavior and interpersonal relationships. The department promotes the examination of the various issues and opportunities that affect the lives of societal members in Georgia, the nation, and the world.

Degree Programs

Africana Studies

Behavior Analysis

Criminal Justice



Department Contact Information

Mailing Address: Savannah State University

          Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
          Box 20389
          3219 College Street
          Savannah, GA 31404

Physical Address: Social Sciences Building, Rm 245

Phone: 912-358-3230

Fax: 912-358-3672