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).

Experiential Learning

Internship Program

An internship is designed to immerse students in a real-world work environment. Students will have the opportunity to work on meaningful projects, engage in problem solving activities, and be exposed to new trends and the latest technologies as well as network with professionals in the field. The typical internship student is a junior or senior with some major course work completed who seeks an in-depth, practical experience in their field. Students may also explore an internship unrelated to their major as an elective course.

CAP/Co-op Program

Wilmington University’s CAP (Community & Academic Partnerships)/Co-op program is an academic program that allows students to connect academic knowledge with the business and professional world. The CAP/Co-op program expands learning experiences through employment in a supervised, educational work setting related to the student’s major field of study or career focus.

Honor Societies

Alpha Phi Sigma - Administration of Justice

Administration of Justice students with a minimum GPA of 3.75 who have completed 27 credits are invited to join the Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society. Alpha Phi Sigma is the only National Criminal Justice Honor Society for Criminal Justice majors. The Wilmington University Eta Beta Chapter recognizes outstanding scholarship in graduate students in the Administration of Justice Program.

Tau Upsilon Alpha - Human Services

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.

Pi Gamma Mu International

The Delaware BETA Chapter of the Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society is open to Behavioral Science, Organizational Dynamics, and Psychology students who meet the qualifications for membership. Students must have completed 20 credit hours at Wilmington University, never have had a failing grade in a course of their major, and rank in the top 35% of their class. Letter inviting qualified students to join are sent out in September of each year. The Delaware BETA Chapter members are known for their contributions to community service, and each year new inductees perform service hours and support the Polar Bear Plunge. For more information please contact your program Chair.

Psi Chi

The Wilmington University Chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology is open to undergraduate students majoring in Psychology who meet the qualifications for membership. Students must be enrolled as a major in the psychology program, have completed at least 3 semesters or equivalent of full-time college coursework, and have completed at least 9 semester credit hours or equivalent of psychology courses. In addition, students must have earned a cumulative GPA that is in the top 35% of their class (sophomore, junior, or senior) compared to their classmates across the college (minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale) and have a minimum 3.0 GPA average for psychology courses. Transfer students must meet the same requirements but must have completed at least 12 semester credit hours or equivalent of psychology coursework at Wilmington University. Letters inviting qualified students to join are sent out in September of each year. For more information, please contact the Chair of Psychology.