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Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences

The behavioral and social sciences round out your healthcare or science education—helping you grasp how people from different backgrounds think and interact. Our department features undergraduate and graduate programs in a range of disciplines, from psychology and medical anthropology to communications and sociology. Here, expert faculty help you apply practical skills, engaging you on their clinical and research projects. Whatever your career path, you’ll graduate understanding communication, human behavior, and the secrets of social interaction.

The behavioral and social sciences focus on human behavior at the individual and collective level. You will understand yourself, your family, your friends, your community, and our increasingly connected world by studying the behavioral and social sciences.

 

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Amy Janke
Amy Janke
Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Behavioral and Social Science
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  • USciences Physics, Biology Professors Awarded Research Grants

    September 07, 2018

    The Board of the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation, a supporting organization of The Pittsburgh Foundation, has awarded 10 scientific research grants totaling $1.9 million, including $200,000 to USciences and Roberto Ramos, PhD, and Margaret Pearce, PhD.

  • USciences Launches BS in Data Science Degree

    August 29, 2018

    With Big Data playing an integral part in nearly every facet of today's life and economy, society needs more professionals who can extract meaningful information from data and provide scientific insights for decision making. In response to this need, USciences has launched a new bachelor of science degree in data science that provides students with an in-depth understanding of the science behind data.

  • What Kind of Bacteria Are on the Bottom of Our Shoes?

    July 10, 2018

    Jason Heindl PhD, assistant professor of biology, helped to guide Jenn Frederick from Fox29's Good Day Philadelphia through the kind of bacteria cultivated from the morning show team members' shoes.

  • Physics Wonder Girls Camp Teaches Science of Food and Light

    July 03, 2018

    Middle school girls interested in physics got a chance to plunge into the science behind light and food this week at the Physics Wonder Girls Summer Camp, a week-long, free STEM camp organized by Dr. Roberto Ramos, associate professor of physics.

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Contact:

E. Amy Janke, PhD

Office Location:

Kline Hall, Room 201

Address:

University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-8517

Email:

e.janke@usciences.edu