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Empowering productive and responsible citizens

  • Social and behavioral science focuses on understanding individual and social behavior in society and helps meet general education requirements. Our Human Services degrees, certificates and diploma prepare you to work in settings to help people improve their quality of life.

  • LanguagesAssociate in Arts Degree

    Our social and behavioral science classes can help satisfy general education or elective requirements for the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree. Courses can also meet common prerequisites for your bachelor's degree. Check the statewide Common Prerequisites Manual for the classes you need.
  • NameTitleLocationEmailPhone
    Joseph SmileyDean, Social & Behavioral SciTSSmiley.Joseph@spcollege.edu(727) 712-5851
    David LiebertChair, Social & Behavioral SciTSliebert.david@spcollege.edu712-5776
    Anja NormanChair, Social & Behavioral SciCLNorman.Anja@spcollege.edu(727) 791-2671
    Roberto LoureiroChair, Social & Behavioral SciSPLoureiro.Roberto@spcollege.edu(727) 341-3556
  • Anthropology

    Anthropology

    Delve into an exploration of the world’s past and present humankind through physical, archaeological, linguistic and cultural study. Anthropology classes often satisfy general education or elective requirements for an Associate in Arts degree.
    Economics

    Economics

    Economics classes help students learn about labor, land, investments, finances, production, taxes and government expenditures. Economics classes often satisfy general education or elective requirements for an Associate in Arts degree.
    Geography

    Geography

    Geography analyzes the physical makeup of various places throughout the world and what makes them unique. These courses helps students understand the complexities of their environments and how people live in them.
    History

    History

    Satisfy your curiosity about the past as well as the general education requirements for your Associate in Arts degree. History courses help students gain insight into the past and present social, political, economic, and cultural dynamics of countries worldwide.
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    Human Services

    Human services professionals work in a variety of settings with people from diverse backgrounds to help improve their quality of life. We offer certificates and associate degrees, which transfer to the bachelor's degree in Health Services Administration at SPC.
    Political Science

    Political Science

    Political science courses help students understand governments and political systems, policy-making processes, constitutions, rights and liberties, and the political, social and economic context through which decisions are made.
    Psychology

    Psychology

    Psychology offers insight into the human psyche by studying thoughts and behaviors, as well as social environment and cultural influences. The courses supplement many majors including biology, health sciences, philosophy, communications, business and history.
    Sociology

    Sociology

    A broad field that encompasses many career options, sociology is the lens through which students may examine a variety of social structures and how they affect our attitudes, actions and life opportunities.
  • Model United Nations

    Model U.N. Initiative

    This mock United Nations initiative allows students to learn about international relations and issues facing the global community through research and experiential learning.

    Student Life Skills

    Student Life Skills

    Student Life Skills classes assist students in learning academic and overall life skills through an Individualized Learning Plan and Career Exploration opportunities. The courses help students learn to think critically, to develop study and time management skills, test-taking strategies, stress management and more.

    Veterans Legacies Archives

    Veterans Legacies Archives

    The Department of Social and Behavioral Science is an active member of the Veterans Legacy Archives, which gathers the memories, stories and memorabilia of military veterans and house them in a physical and virtual archive. Located in the Tarpon Springs Campus Library, the archives include patches, campaign ribbons, letters and both written and video recorded narratives by veterans.