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School of Social & Behavioral Sciences

One Vision. One Mission. Students First.

Gifts of every size move the University forward. 


Encourage Stockton’s best and brightest as they critically appraise different aspects of human behavior and relationships at individual, societal and cultural levels. Gifts to the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences not only support students in their examination of human dynamics to better understand each other, but also the Stockton Center on Successful Aging, Child Welfare Education Institute, Washington Internship Program and the Stockton CSI summer residential experience. The following priorities will be supported through Ospreys Give 2019:


  • Childhood Studies — gifts support the Childhood Studies minor, which involves the study of children and adolescents using a multidisciplinary approach. This program is an inquiry into childhood and adolescence from the perspectives of the behavioral sciences, social sciences and humanities.

  • Curious Careers — this alumni panel series highlights the variety of career opportunities for the majors housed in SOBL and prepares students for their own career exploration and development.

  • ​​Dean's Excellence Fund — under the Dean’s guidance, this fund allocates to areas of priority and need within the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences.

  • Forensic Investigation and Homeland Security — proceeds benefit these two popular concentrations within the Criminal Justice undergraduate program. These concentrations prepare students to work with people in times of crisis and investigate crimes toward the goal of creating a stronger community.

  • Gerontology — gifts support the Gerontology minor, housed in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and its affiliation with the Stockton Center on Successful Aging. The minor, designated as a Program of Merit by the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education, offers students an interdisciplinary and multidimensional look at the process of aging.​

  • Stockton Political Engagement Project — This initiative develops non-partisan programming on a range of different timely political and policy issues to increase students’ political awareness and engagement.

Who We Are

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is home to baccalaureate programs in Criminal Justice, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work and Sociology/Anthropology. It also maintains accredited master’s degree programs in Criminal Justice and Social Work, and interdisciplinary minors in Behavioral Neuroscience, Childhood Studies, Gerontology and Victimology and Victim Services.

First 250 Gifts Will Unlock $5,000 Challenge
THANK YOU for helping us reach our "First 250 Gifts" goal! In addition to the first 250 gifts received, alumnus Michael Albrecht '99 donated $5,000 to The Stockton Fund.
250 / 250 Gifts
Young Alumni Challenge
Thank you to our generous graduates of the past 10 years ('10-19) for activating $1,000 from Carl Archut, Jr. '16!
$1,000 / $1,000 Raised
Womb to Wise Challenge & Match
A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in this challenge and made a gift in support of their choice program. All Ospreys Give donations are being totaled and the winning program will be announced shortly. Come back soon for the results!
Rank Prize School of Social & Behavioral Sciences Gifts
1 $1,000 Gerontology 6
2 Childhood Studies 5
#OspreysGive Photo Contest
A huge Ospreys Give Thank You to Dr. Susan Davenport, executive vice president and chief of staff of Stockton, for generously donating $1,000 to fund both winners' choice programs!
Provost's Challenge: Calling all FACULTY!
THANK YOU to all of our generous Stockton Faculty donors and to provost and vice president for academic affairs & professor of chemistry, Dr. Lori Vermeulen for your generous $1,000 challenge gift!
“Grab Some Cash For What You Love” Challenge
Thanks to everyone who participated in our “Grab Some Cash for What You Love” Challenge! A big thank you to Chief Development Officer Daniel Nugent and the Nugent Family for your generous $1,000 donation!
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