Bachelor of Arts in Social & Behavioral Sciences
University of Southern Maine

Program Details

The Bachelor of Arts in Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS) is an online psychology degree program combined with an online sociology degree program from the University of Southern Maine.  Providing enhanced understanding of the psychosocial and cultural influences shaping lives and social institutions, this degree serves as a foundation for careers in social services, mental health, public health and safety, and law and public policy.  The interdisciplinary curriculum offers courses in liberal arts with foundational SBS courses and various other courses that provide more specific tools of the trade.  Courses provide perspectives and critical analyses from Psychology, Anthropology, and Sociology, helping you understand the complexity of diverse local communities and the global world.  With this online bachelor’s in psychology and sociology students have the flexibility to choose numerous electives in areas that interest them, exploring the intersections of individual, social, and cultural influences while gaining a deeper understanding of the impact of these influences. 

Courses in this program may include:

  • Childhood and Society    
  • Deviance and Social Control
  • Applied Social and Public Policy
  • Theories of Personality
  • Spirituality


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Southern Maine is accredited by:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score