Jun 15, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog DRAFT (working copy for edits) 
2024-2025 Catalog DRAFT (working copy for edits)

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Location: Memorial Classroom Building, Monticello
Telephone: (870) 460-1047 / Fax: (870) 460-1087
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3619, Monticello, AR 7165
Website: https://www.uamont.edu/academics/social-behavioral/index.html


Professors Day, McKee, Strong, and Young (Dean); Associate Professors Bransford, Jenkins, Miller, Prichard, and Silzell; Assistant Professors Grissom, Isaac and Prior; Instructor Everett; Arkansas Archeological Survey Station Archeologist Rooney.

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers courses and programs in a broad range of social and behavioral sciences, designed to provide preparation for careers in social services, government, and teaching, as well as preparation for graduate and professional studies.

Primarily geared to baccalaureate degree programs, the School also plays a significant role in the general education program of all students.

This School offers majors and minors in Criminal Justice, History, Political Science, Psychology and Social Work; a Human Services minor that is directly related to the Psychology major; and course work in Anthropology and Geography.

Major and Minor Requirements

All baccalaureate degrees require at least 120 hours of college credit courses at the 1000-level or above. These courses must include the General Education requirements found else-where in this catalog and at least 40 hours of 3000-4000 level courses.

Associate of Applied Science Degrees and Certificate Programs

The Associate of Applied Science Degree and the Certificate programs in Crime Scene Investigation and Law Enforcement Administration are available exclusively to Arkansas law enforcement personnel who are actively employed within a criminal justice organization of the State. The University of Arkansas at Monticello in partnership with the Criminal Justice Institute of the University of Arkansas System offers these certificate and degree programs. To successfully complete a program, students must take special courses through the Criminal Justice Institute along with general education courses from UAM. Due to the dynamic nature of law enforcement training, this catalogue may not reflect the most recent special courses or certificate and degree requirements established by the Criminal Justice Institute. UAM may elect to award certificates and degrees based on the most recent requirements from the Criminal Justice Institute so long as students meet the general education requirements established by UAM. Contact the Criminal Justice Institute or the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences for more information.


Undergraduate Major


Technical Certificate

Certificate of Proficiency