500X330_A&S_Social_IntroUnderstanding human behavior and social interaction is central to self-knowledge, personal development, creativity and leadership, and consequentially to a flourishing economy, society, politics and culture—all aspects of a well-lived life.  The Social and Behavioral Sciences & Global Studies programs at the University of St. Thomas integrate and apply theoretical and practical understanding of human behavior in the fields of CommunicationHistoryIntegrated HumanitiesInternational StudiesIrish StudiesPolitical Science and Psychology.   The SBSGS Division is home also to UST’s Distinguished Diplomat ProgramTaiwan & East Asia StudiesLatin American Studies, and Pre-Law Program. Graduate programs are offered in Master of Arts in Diplomacy & Strategic Affairs (MDSA), the interdisciplinary Master in Liberal Arts (MLA), Master in Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) and Master of Arts in Applied Sport and Performance Psychology (MASPP).

Dr. Thomas Behr, JD, Divisional Dean, Division Of Social And Behavioral Sciences & Global Studies

Employers, and graduate or professional schools, want broadly educated students, with both qualitative and quantitative reasoning competencies, the how and the why of complex problem solving.

Dr. Thomas Behr, JD, PhD Divisional Dean, Division Of Social And Behavioral Sciences & Global Studies