College of Social and Behavioral Sciences


General Overview

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, is one of the six Colleges of the University of Texas-Pan American. It is composed of six departments: Political Science, Sociology, Psychology & Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Military Science, the Public Administration Program, and the Global Security Studies Program. The faculty in these areas are outstanding professors and scholars.

Academic Programs

At the undergraduate level the college offers:

Bachelor of Arts degree in:

  • Anthropology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology

Bachelor of Science degrees in:

  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Criminal Justice


Students can choose a variety of undergraduate minors within the college.

  • Anthropology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Global Security Studies
  • Military Science
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology

Interdisciplinary Programs

The college also administers an interdisciplinary program:

The Baccalaureate in General Studies program allows students to develop their own academic concentrations by choosing three minors instead of the traditional single major & minor.

Masters Programs

At the graduate level the college offers:

  • Master of Science Criminal Justice
  • Master of Arts in Sociology
  • Master of Science in Sociology
  • Master of Arts in Psychology
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies in Anthropology
  • Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies in Global Security Studies and Leadership

Graduate Certificate

  • Global Security Studies and Leadership


There are two research institutes in the college:

  • Center for Survey Research
  • Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence