Associate of Arts

Social & Behavioral Science

"There is but one cause of human failure.

And that is man's lack of faith in his true Self." - William James

Holmes Community College's Social and Behavioral Science Department contains the programs of study in Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work. We offer courses taught in the traditional (face-to-face), Hybrid (combination of traditional and online), and online formats, during the day and evening. Our experienced and dedicated faculty is available to assist you as you begin or continue your academic career.

Programs

Career Choices

Congratulations! You have begun your first step in this direction. You career ultimately begins with your education. Depending on which area of the SBS field you choose, depends on what educational career path you must follow. These links provide prospective and current students with information regarding the various careers in SBS field. Some of these careers include: psychologist/counselor/therapist, social worker, sociologist, research, education, and many more. Many are unaware of the variety of careers in the Social and Behavioral Science field. If you are curious about human behavior, cultural practices, and more take a look and learn more below:

Other Resources

Contact

Jacqueline Bell, Department Chair
Learning Resource Center - Office 17
Goodman Campus
jbell@holmescc.edu
(662) 472-9168

Cynthia McCoy, Associate Department Chair
Ridgeland Hall - Office 110C
Ridgeland Campus
cmccoy@holmescc.edu
(601) 605-3324
Testimonial 1

Everyone at Holmes is unbelievably helpful, kind, and welcoming.

Tesslyn Steptoe, Ridgeland
Testimonial 2

Choosing to come here was the best decision I could have made. It is affordable, close to home, and it allows me to find myself without the distraction of being at a university.

Ashley Hatch, Grenada

Courses We Teach

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
EPY 2513 - Child Psychology.

A study of the various aspects of human growth and development during childhood. Topics include physical, psychosocial & cognitive development from conception into emerging adolescence. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

EPY 2523 - Adolescent Psychology.
A study of human growth and development during adolescence. This includes physical, cognitive and psychosocial development. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

EPY 2533 - Human Growth and Development.
A study of human growth and development from conception through late adulthood, including death and dying. Topics include physical, psychosocial and cognitive development. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

GEOGRAPHY
GEO 1113 - World Regional Geography.
A regional survey of the basic geographic features and major new developments of the nations of the world. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

HONORS
HON 1911 - Honors Forum I
Admission is by invitation only.  Interdisciplinary studies of selected issues confronting the individual and society with discussions led by scholars, faculty, and /or students.   One lecture. One hour credit.

PSYCHOLOGY
PSY 1513 - General Psychology I.
An introduction to the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. This includes history and theories of psychology, research methods, biological bases of behavior, the principles of learning, personality and abnormal behavior. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

PSY 2513 - Child Psychology.
A study of the various aspects of human growth and development during childhood. Topics include physical, psychosocial & cognitive development from conception into emerging adolescence. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

PSY 2523 - Adolescent Psychology.
A study of human growth and development during adolescence. This includes physical, cognitive and psychosocial development. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

PSY 2533 - Human Growth and Development.
A study of human growth and development from conception through late adulthood, including death and dying. Topics include physical, psychosocial and cognitive development. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

SOCIOLOGY
SOC 2113 - Introduction to Sociology.
This course introduces the scientific study of human society and social interaction. Social influences on individuals and groups are examined. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

SOC 2133 - Social Problems.
A study of the theoretical analysis, nature, scope, and effects of contemporary social problems and policy measures used to address them. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

SOC 2143 - Marriage and Family.
A study of the development of marriage and family as cultural units in society. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

SOC 2213 - Introduction to Anthropology.
A survey of major fields and basic principles in the comparative study of mankind. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

SOCIAL WORK
SWK 1113 - Social Work: A Helping Profession.
The course exposes students to a "helping" profession that plays a central role in addressing human needs. Students are exposed to personal/lived experiences of social work clients and successes of "real" social workers in respective practices such as mental health, child welfare, disaster, corrections, faith-based, military, international relief, and industry. Three lectures. Three hours credit.