Undergraduate Programs in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Marist CollegeBachelor's Degree Options

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers a wide variety of learning opportunities for undergraduate students. We encourage you to visit each of our departments' websites to learn more about the awards, accolades, and research activities of faculty, students, and community partners.


Criminal Justice

The major in Criminal Justice combines a broad Core/Liberal Arts curriculum with the theory, practice, and experience specific to criminal justice. 


The teacher education program is designed to develop students who are reflective professionals. The program of study integrates a strong liberal arts foundation with research-validated pedagogical knowledge. A 5-year bachelor's to MA in Educational Psychology program is available for Childhood/Special Education majors.


The psychology major at Marist provides a rich and diverse educational experience. Psychology courses include the review of psychological theories as well as the application of psychological principles. Students are involved in a range of experiences from conducting their own research projects to working at field work sites in a variety of clinical settings. The major is designed to help students choose their ultimate career paths.. 

Social Work

The mission of the Social Work Program is to prepare students for entry level social work practice as generalists who are able to apply a broad base of knowledge within the context of an acknowledged value structure consistent with social work principles and traditions, using a range of skills, techniques, and strategies.