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Mission and Vision

Statement of Academic Mission

The Department of Behavioral Sciences encompasses the fields of Applied Sociology and Psychology. We are dedicated to creating a dynamic culture of learning that embraces the following core values, which are consistent with the mission and values of Fontbonne University:

  • Excellence in teaching, learning, and research
  • Self-awareness and professional growth among students and faculty
  • Application of theory and research to everyday life
  • Ethical conduct in science and practice
  • Community and multicultural awareness, outreach, and service to others
  • Critical thinking, research, technological, and analytical reasoning skills
  • Creative and ethical thinking that embodies a multidisciplinary perspective
  • Developing future leaders in communities and society
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills and collaboration with others

Statement of Vision

The Department of Behavioral Sciences strives to maintain strong, productive academic programs that provide a solid educational foundation for the next generation of scholars, leaders, and world citizens.

Our academic vision is to:

  • Serve as a model department for student research, teaching excellence, and faculty scholarship
  • Produce future leaders who can solve problems and effectively serve a world in need
  • Provide thorough and multidisciplinary undergraduate education within the liberal arts tradition
  • Promote creativity, critical thinking, analytical reasoning, and ethical awareness among our students
  • Develop partnerships with external communities and organizations
  • Encourage service, outreach, and professional development opportunities for students, faculty, and staff in our department