Aug 12, 2020  
2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (CBSC) is the ideal academic home for students interested in preparing for a career in human services. Professions in the human services are devoted to helping and often working directly with people experiencing a variety of circumstances, including physical, social, emotional, psychological, and legal challenges.

The School of Professional Studies is the largest school on campus consisting of four academic departments: Applied Psychology and Rehabilitation Counseling, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement, Social Science, Political Science and Sociology, and Social Work. A total of ten undergraduate and four graduate degree programs, as well as a host of distinctive minors, and certificate programs are offered. This catalog explains the nature and requirements of each program.

CBSC Vision

To embolden our students' resolve to achieve academic excellence. To produce emerging leaders who are well- educated and empowered to be contributing citizens to their communities, the nation, and the global society. We see our graduates as the future leaders of the world.

CBSC Mission

The mission of the CBSC is to prepare its graduates to become highly competent professionals in careers in the fields of psychology, social science, social work, rehabilitation counseling, criminal justice and interdisciplinary studies. This involves active collaboration and engagement in scholarship, service and utilizing advanced technologies. The school prepares professionally competent practitioners to be effective agents of positive change in their communities and environment with a high level of professionalism, ethical values, dedication and skill to improve the quality of life in a diverse world. The overall mission is to produce graduates who are confidant and well prepared in their chosen profession. The School of Professional Studies Graduates will be ready for professional employment in their fields, as well as further study leading to advanced degrees.

CBSC Goals

  • Provide students enhanced opportunities, experiences and exposure within their disciplines and allied programs outside of the classroom.
  • Provide ongoing professional development opportunities for faculty and staff.
  • Provide an international exchange program for CBSC students to broaden their global perspectives and awareness of global employment opportunities.
  • Provide opportunities for the Coppin community to take advantage of university offerings in general and CBSC educational opportunities specifically.

The undergraduate and graduate degrees from each department for which you can aspire in CBSC include the following:

Applied Psychology & Rehabilitation Counseling 

BS - Applied Psychology
BS - Rehabilitation Services
MEd - Rehabilitation Counseling
MA - Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling 

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement 

BS - Criminal Justice
MS - Criminal Justice
MS - Correctional Education 

Social Science, Political Science and Sociology 

BS - Political Science
BS - Social Science
BS - Sociology
BS - Interdisciplinary Studies - Acquisition of a degree from two disciplines
BS - Nonprofit Leadership
BS - Urban Studies
MS - Human Services Administration 

Social Work

BS - Social Work

Certificate Programs: 

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement

  • Undergraduate Forensic Investigations
  • Graduate Policing Strategies
  • Graduate Investigative Sciences

Rehabilitation Counseling 

Post Master's Certificate in Counseling Licensure 

  • Graduate Assistive Technology
  • Graduate Job Development and Job Placement Services
  • Graduate Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment 

Distinctive School offerings include:

  • Master of Science Degree in Human Services Administration through both Coppin State University and The University of Baltimore
  • Courses with the University of Barbados through the Department of Social Work
    When you earn a degree from the School of Professional Studies, you will be ready for professional employment in your field and for further study leading to an advanced degree. For more information please visit our website or call us at 410.951.2666. The Office of the Dean is located in the Health and Human Service Building (HHSB), Suite 351.Additionally, you may obtain information on specific disciplines from the Chairperson of each Department who are also located in HHSB. We look forward to welcoming you into our family.

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