Social and Behavioral Sciences

Display of art from Building Castles Together community-based culturally co-created art project
Social and Behavioral Sciences Program
SBS program at USM LAC
Maine Campus Compact Award winners include Khadra Jama, Becky Quimby, David Harris and Michelle Vazquez Jacobus
Children from Sandcastle Clinical and Educational Services play with USM LAC students as part of Building Castles Together community engagement project
See 'Degrees and Certificates' for SBS Early Childhood Studies Curriculum
A panel from the Building Castles Together project made on fabric from the Bates Mills

The social and behavioral sciences (SBS) degree program integrates perspectives from psychology, sociology, and anthropology as it prepares students for careers in social services, mental health, law and public policy, early childhood care, and education. 

News & Events

SBS/ECE/LAE 399 Science in Early Childhood Education New course fulfills the 081 early childhood science requirement Each Graduate School program has different deadlines. Be sure to check, so you do not miss your deadline.
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Summer Course Promo

A Special Message:
Have you signed up for Spring classes yet?  Some SBS classes are filling.  Other electives, if continuing with low enrollment, could be at risk of being cancelled.  So, either way, it makes sense to sign up now! Contact LAC’s Student Success Center or your faculty advisor if you have questions.

Online Courses

PSY 102 General Psychology II
   Full Semester

SBS 300 Deviance and Social Control

   First Session

SBS 301 Group Dynamics

   Full Semester

SBS 303 Abnormal Psychology

   Full Semester

SOC 100 Intro to Sociology


Face-to-Face Courses

SBS 348 Responding to Mental Health Crisis in the Community - Portland

   First session - meets Tu & Th 9-11:45

SBS 420 Mindfulness LAC

   One week - meets 8:30-4 July 18-22

Blended Courses

SBS 329 Research Methods LAC

   Full Semester - meets Tu 9-11:30

SBS 367 Healthy Learners: Social & Emotional Play LAC

   Full Semester - meets Th 9-3 (5/19, 26; 6/2, 9, 16; 7/14, 21, 28)


SBS 470 Study Abroad - China: Buddhism and Tea 

   Trip 5/16-6/6