Behavioral-Social Sciences and College Transition Programs

Mission Statement

The mission of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences is to offer courses that complement and/or support degree programs at BPCC; to fulfill the needs of individuals seeking credentials or advanced training for promotion in law enforcement and corrections agencies; to offer students a comprehensive education program specifically designed to produce teacher candidates for university colleges of education; to meet the educational standards set by the State and federal governments for early childhood programs and satisfy the highest level of requirements in the Louisiana Quality Rating System (QRS) for providers of child care; to coordinate BPCC Accelerated for working adults interested in completing their education in an accelerated format; and to offer courses that transfer to other colleges and universities.

Objectives

  • To offer associate degree programs in Criminal Justice, Teacher Education, Early Childhood, and Louisiana Transfer-Social Sciences that will prepare graduates for jobs in the related career fields.
  • To promote student success through maintaining and developing academic excellence in associate degree programs.
  • To provide support and retention efforts for working adults in BPCC Accelerated (online, fast-track programs offered in accelerated formats).
  • To improve the opportunity for students to earn academic college credit for transfer to four-year institutions through articulation agreements.
  • To encourage critical thinking, analysis, and observation skills in division course offerings.