College of Arts and Sciences

Behavioral Sciences and Social Work

Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Work

The Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Work at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) believes that everyone benefits from a greater understanding of people, their interactions with others, and the societies in which they live. Furthermore, given the complexities of modern life, it is important to train professionals who can assist those who are facing personal and social challenges.

Therefore, the department offers major programs that focus on the sciences of human society and social behavior, aging in a social context, and the knowledge and skills needed to provide direct services to individuals, families, groups, and communities.

Students majoring in these programs gain experience in research and service. Others from across the campus take courses in the department to supplement knowledge gained in their own major disciplines with the increased understanding of the human condition that comes from this department's offerings.

 Dr. Shannon Mathews


Area of Study Professor Email
Gerontology Dr. Shannon Mathews
Social Work Dr. Yolanda Byrd
Sociology Dr. Edward Opoku-Dapaah

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