Behavioral Sciences Department

Examine how human beings think and behave, both as individuals and in social, spiritual, and cultural settings.
A shot of the Antonucci Science Complex from the quad

The Behavioral Sciences Department includes four undergraduate programs: Sociology, Human Services, Criminal Justice, and the 4 +1 Police Program. 

Collaborate in classes that foster professional and personal growth while learning pragmatic skills and academic issues associated to specific majors.

Majors and Concentrations

Criminal Justice

Prepare for a career in criminal justice (this includes our 4+1 Police Certification Concentration program). 

Human Services

Prepare to excel in careers of direct service to individuals, families, and communities.

Sociology

The study of our communities as well as the people in them.  

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS)


Graduate Degrees


Graduate Certificate


Minors


Course Rotations, Plan of Study, and University Catalog


Accreditation

The Council for Standards in Human Service Education


Meet Our Faculty

Behavioral Sciences Faculty


Criminal Justice Honor Society

Fitchburg State University is home to the Xi Gamma Chapter of the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society. For more information about Alpha Phi Sigma visit their website.

Academic excellence, leadership, service, and unity are the core values of Alpha Phi Sigma. Our members represent the top 35% of all Criminal Justice students and are moral, ethical, and scholarly community leaders both in and out of the classroom.

Chapter Advisor: Eileen Kirk
2023-2024 Chapter President: TBD

2022 Inductees:
Scott Cormier, Helen Dyer, Jordyn Gagliardi, Emily Grant, Travis Morcaldi, Jenna Morse, Adelys Ortega, Tara Prosser, Brienna Rosa, Connor Smith, Alex Stellato

Group photo of the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society 2022 Inductees

Go Beyond the Classroom

Study Abroad

Go beyond the classroom and study the world through travel. 

Internships

Hands-on experience that prepares you for your career. 

Questions? Get in touch!

Please reach out with any questions you might have, either through the contact information below or by contacting Michelle Chadwick at mchadwi1@fitchburgstate.edu.