Welcome to the School of Behavioral & Social Sciences


The School of Behavioral and Social Sciences seeks to accomplish the university’s mission by educating students to understand and think critically about human behavior, social institutions, world cultures, and social justice, enabling them to better relate to and serve their community and the world.

What opportunities can you expect in the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences [BSS]?

You'll gain firsthand knowledge in your major and prepare for a range of careers. Each major incorporates hands-on learning like internships and study abroad. Depending on your BSS major, you could:

  • Conduct research alongside professors and research assistants in the Doyle Hall Psychology Labs
  • Train with crime scene investigators from the Austin Police Department
  • Help research the environment in Austin at Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve
  • Collaborate on and support St. Edward's University's sustainability efforts
  • Study internationally while completing an internship at our campus in Angers, France

Plus, faculty members will help you find opportunities with federal, state or local government agencies; public office holders, including Texas and U.S. representatives; nonprofit or service organizations, such as Dell Children's Hospital, Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve & SafePlace; or corporate opportunities related to our majors.

What careers can you expect with a degree from the school of Behavioral and Social Sciences?

Our graduates pursue careers based on their interest in the following areas:

  • working with other cultures
  • influencing public policy
  • practicing environmental law
  • investigating crime scenes
  • learning more about how we got where we are
  • solving legal issues
  • understanding what makes people tick
  • helping others overcome obstacles
  • serving their community

Most of all, you will learn to understand and think critically about human behavior, social institutions, world cultures and social justice.

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