About the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

MISSION INTEGRATION STATEMENT

The essential values of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences are: personal worth, human dignity, social justice, integrity, intellectual curiosity, and academic freedom.

Within this value structure we provide quality education, professional guidance and opportunities to achieve an understanding of the Behavioral Sciences. We promote academic integrity, the prevailing codes of professional ethical behavior, and an environment that fosters social justice.
We expect students to participate with faculty in embracing these values, challenge students to make a difference in the lives of others and the world at large, and encourage students to commit themselves to a process of lifelong learning.

ACCREDITATION

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Wilmington University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Experiential Learning

Internship Program

An internship is designed to immerse students in a real-world work environment. Students will have the opportunity to work on meaningful projects, engage in problem solving activities, and be exposed to new trends and the latest technologies as well as network with professionals in the field. The typical internship student is a junior or senior with some major course work completed who seeks an in-depth, practical experience in their field. Students may also explore an internship unrelated to their major as an elective course.

CAP/Co-op Program

Wilmington University’s CAP (Community & Academic Partnerships)/Co-op program is an academic program that allows students to connect academic knowledge with the business and professional world. The CAP/Co-op program expands learning experiences through employment in a supervised, educational work setting related to the student’s major field of study or career focus.

Honor Societies

ALPHA PHI SIGMA

Administration of Justice students with a minimum GPA of 3.75 who have completed 27 credits are invited to join the Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society. Alpha Phi Sigma is the only National Criminal Justice Honor Society for Criminal Justice majors. The Wilmington University Eta Beta Chapter recognizes outstanding scholarship in graduate students in the Administration of Justice Program.

TAU UPSILON ALPHA NATIONAL ORGANIZATION, NU CHAPTER

Human Services Honor Society

Tau Upsilon Alpha (TUA) National Human Services Honor Society, Nu Chapter, is open to graduate students in the Administration of Human Services program. Students who have completed at least 24 credits, have a 3.5 GPA or higher, and are in the top 35% of their class are invited for membership. The purpose of TUA is to honor academic excellence; to foster lifelong learning, leadership, and development; and to promote excellence in service to humanity. TUA also sponsors a Service Society, which is open to any student who is interested in engaging in community service projects.

PHI GAMMA MU INTERNATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

The Delaware BETA Chapter of the Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society is open to Behavioral Science, Organizational Dynamics, and Psychology students who meet the qualifications for membership. Students must have completed 20 credit hours at Wilmington University, never have had a failing grade in a course of their major, and rank in the top 35% of their class. Letter inviting qualified students to join are sent out in September of each year. The Delaware BETA Chapter members are known for their contributions to community service, and each year new inductees perform service hours and support the Polar Bear Plunge. For more information please contact your program Chair.


This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2015-2016 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2015 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.