Social & Behavioral Sciences

You can affect change by affecting behaviors.

Much can be gleaned by studying history and the people who lived it. Social & Behavioral Sciences at Friends University prepares students to study events and people so that they may educate others and affect positive change

Criminal Justice

A broad spectrum of criminal justice education is provided with specific concentration in management and social concerns intrinsic to the areas of law enforcement and correctional systems.

History and Political Science

A broad understanding of people can be acquired by studying major events in history, which impacts the way we live today.


A degree in psychology will prepare you to better understand how the mind works and how it influences our thinking, behavior and relationships.


Friends University sociology students seek to understanding how and why people engage in specific behaviors in order to understand and educate about the root causes of social problems.




Bill Allan

  • Interim Dean of the College of Business, Arts, Sciences and Education; Associate Professor of Family Life; Division Chair of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • B.S., Abilene Christian University; M.A., California State Polytechnic

Dr. Russell Arben Fox

  • Professor of Political Science; Model UN Sponsor
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • B.A., M.A., Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Catholic University of America

Dr. Donna Stuber

  • Professor of Human Services/Psychology
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • B.S., Missouri Western State College; M.S., Emporia State University; Ph.D., Kansas State University

Dr. Tor Wynn

  • Assistant Professor Sociology and Criminology
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • B.A., Oakland University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa

Dr. Guangqiu Xu

  • Professor of History
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • B.A., M.A., Sun Yat-sen University; Ph.D., University of Maryland