College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Mission Integration Statement

The essential values of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences are: personal worth, human dignity, social justice, integrity, intellectual curiosity and academic freedom.

Within this value structure we provide quality education, professional guidance and opportunities to achieve an understanding of the Behavioral Sciences. We promote academic integrity, the prevailing codes of professional ethical behavior, and an environment that fosters social justice.

We expect students to participate with faculty in embracing these values, challenge students to make a difference in the lives of others and the world at large, and encourage students to commit themselves to a process of lifelong learning.

Experiential Learning

Internship Program

An internship is designed to immerse students in a real-world work environment. Students will have the opportunity to work on meaningful projects, engage in problem solving activities, and be exposed to new trends and the latest technologies as well as network with professionals in the field. The typical internship student is a junior or senior with some major course work completed who seeks an in-depth, practical experience in their field. Students may also explore an internship unrelated to their major as an elective course.

CAP/Co-op Program

Wilmington University’s CAP (Community & Academic Partnerships)/Co-op program is an academic program that allows students to connect academic knowledge with the business and professional world. The CAP/Co-op program expands learning experiences through employment in a supervised, educational work setting related to the student’s major field of study or career focus.

Honor Societies

Alpha Phi Sigma

Criminal Justice students with a minimum GPA of 3.4 in their criminal justice courses, GPA of 3.4 in their overall course average, and achieving junior status are invited to join the Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society. Alpha Phi Sigma is the only National Criminal Justice Honor Society recognizing academic excellence of undergraduate students in criminal justice.

Lambda Epsilon Chi

Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX) is a national honor society for paralegal students and one of the highest scholastic honors that can be achieved in the Wilmington University College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Invitation to membership in Lambda Epsilon Chi is based on application, grade point average (GPA), and formal recommendation of the Legal Studies Advisory Board. It is the College’s way of recognizing the outstanding scholastic achievements of students completing a Bachelor of Science or Post Bachelor Certificate in Legal Studies.

Pi Gamma Mu

Behavioral Science, Psychology, Government and Public Policy, and Organizational Dynamics students who have completed 20 credits in Behavioral Sciences at Wilmington University with a GPA of 3.4 or better in their major and with an overall GPA of 3.4 or better, in the upper 35% of their class, with no academic failures in any of the following academic disciplines: Behavioral Science, Psychology, Organizational Dynamics, are invited to join the Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society. These students must participate in one of Pi Gamma Mu’s service projects. The mission of Pi Gamma Mu is to encourage and promote excellence in the social sciences and to uphold the ideals of scholarship and service.

Psi Chi

The Wilmington University Chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology is open to undergraduate students majoring in Psychology who meet the qualifications for membership. Students must be enrolled as a major in the psychology program, have completed at least 3 semesters or equivalent of full-time college coursework, and have completed at least 9 semester credit hours or equivalent of psychology courses. In addition, students must have earned a cumulative GPA that is in the top 35% of their class (sophomore, junior, or senior) compared to their classmates across the college (minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale) and have a minimum 3.0 GPA average for psychology courses. Transfer students must meet the same requirements but must have completed at least 12 semester credit hours or equivalent of psychology coursework at Wilmington University. Letters inviting qualified students to join are sent out in September of each year. For more information, please contact the Chair of Psychology.