College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

As Christians, we are called to serve “the least of these,” which in our culture includes those struggling through poverty, mental health issues, disabilities, broken families and other situations. SEU’s behavioral and social sciences degrees prepare you to be a light in the lives of hurting people, and make an important contribution in your community and around the world.


Commitment to Excellence

SEU is dedicated to the development of helping professionals who apply Christ’s love to human needs in our local communities and beyond. We focus on modeling, mentoring and encouraging students to discover and follow their divine designs with excellence. Our students gain valuable field experience through the completion of required internships and practicums and have gone on to graduate programs at numerous well-known private and state universities around the nation, including Harvard, Rutgers, Columbia and New York University.

of SEU psychology majors continue on to graduate studies, exceeding the national average by 25%
number of pre-professional internship hours completed by undergraduate social work majors prior to graduation
“I have the amazing privilege of equipping students to shine God’s light in even the darkest of human circumstances. I truly believe we can make lasting change if our actions and responses toward others are a reflection of Christ’s love for us."
Dr. Erica H. Sirrine, Dean for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences