College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

About the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Mission Integration Statement

The essential values of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences are: personal worth, human dignity, social justice, integrity, intellectual curiosity, and academic freedom.

Within this value structure we provide quality education, professional guidance and opportunities to achieve an understanding of the Behavioral Sciences. We promote academic integrity, the prevailing codes of professional ethical behavior, and an environment that fosters social justice.

We expect students to participate with faculty in embracing these values, challenge students to make a difference in the lives of others and the world at large, and encourage students to commit themselves to a process of lifelong learning.


The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Wilmington University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Alpha Phi Sigma

The Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society recognizes academic excellence among Undergraduate and Graduate Criminal Justice students.  The goals of Alpha Phi Sigma are to honor and promote academic excellence, community service, educational leadership and unity.  Chapter membership requirements are as follows:

  • Undergraduate students must have junior status (61 credits), have taken at least 15 credits at Wilmington University in Criminal Justice (CJ), and attained a "CJ" GPA of 3.40 or better. 
  • Students may not have had any academic failure in the Criminal Justice curriculum.
  • Finally, the student's overall GPA for all courses taken at Wilmington University must also be 3.40 or higher. 
  • Graduate students must have completed at least 15 Wilmington University credits toward their degree with a 3.75 GPA.

Tau Upsilon Alpha National Organization, Nu Chapter

Human Services Honor Society

Tau Upsilon Alpha (TUA) National Human Services Honor Society, Nu Chapter, is open to graduate students in the Administration of Human Services program. Students who have completed at least 24 credits, have a 3.5 GPA or higher, and are in the top 35% of their class are invited for membership. The purpose of TUA is to honor academic excellence; to foster lifelong learning, leadership, and development; and to promote excellence in service to humanity. TUA also sponsors a Service Society, which is open to any student who is interested in engaging in community service projects.