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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Your Career Path

Your Career Path

The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences prepares students for critical thinking and purposeful vocation in the global economy. Students complete internships and field experiences at companies such as  the City of Newberry, Newberry County Public Defender's Office, Lexington County Family Court, and many more.

The Criminal Justice major at Newberry College is grounded in the liberal arts. It shares foundational courses with the social sciences to help you become a well-rounded professional equipped to interact with the ethnically, culturally and socioeconomically diverse populations you will encounter on the job.

 

Research

Criminal Justice majors will conduct independent research and present their findings at various regional conferences, such as the Carolina Undergraduate Social Science Symposium. Students participate in the research paper and poster presentation competitions with other students from more than a dozen colleges and universities throughout the state. Newberry College students consistently bring home awards from such competitions.

 

Internship

Criminal Justice majors will complete an internship as part of their program. The internship experience allows you to explore career options in your chosen area of specialization and can open up career opportunities after graduation. During your internship, you will work under the supervision of an experienced professional, network with professionals in your field and increase your knowledge of and exposure to your area of interest.  In a highly competitive marketplace, this type of relevant, hands-on experience gives you an advantage in your job search after graduation.


Majors:

Criminal Justice

 

Minors:

Criminal Justice


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Political Science professors are committed to preparing you for a successful career and meaningful life beyond your studies at Newberry College. We will help you to cultivate the knowledge, intellectual and social skills, and moral discernment to realize your personal and professional goals. The classroom is your point of departure to entering the fascinating world of politics and law. In studying these subjects, we encourage you to apply your knowledge through participation in Mock Trial, South Carolina Student Legislature, as well as political and legal internships. 


Majors

Political Science

Political Science with Pre-Law concentration

 

Minors

Political Science 


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Psychology majors are well prepared for a number of careers, equipped with skills in critical thinking, written and oral communication,analyzing and interpreting data, and working well with others. The Psychology major provides broad applications to careers in business, industry, ministry, human resources, rehabilitation, teaching, and other fields. It also offers a useful foundation for a variety of graduate school career paths.


Major

Psychology 

 

Concentration

Forensic Psychology

 

Minor

Psychology


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The Sociology program helps students become informed citizens, effective communicators, and leaders in society. The program offers two minors, in Sociology and Social Work, respectively, for students in related fields to expand their knowledge and vocation potential.

 

Sociology majors are encouraged to complete one or more internships with organizations that will provide relevant experiences, such as juvenile justice, the state Department of Social Services, Council on Aging, law enforcement agencies and local schools.


Major

Sociology 

 

Minors

Sociology

Social Work


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Alumni Experiences


  • SC Secretary of State
  • SC Governor's Office
  • Francis Marion University
  • President George H.W. Bush Campaign
  • DuBose Web Group
  • Verizon Wireless
  • SC Republican Party
  • WACH Fox 57
  • SC Law Enforcement
  • US Department of Justice
  • South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED)
  • US Military
  • Fairfield Central High School
  • US Department of Labor


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