Wilkes University

Division of Behavioral & Social Sciences

A professor in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Division at Wilkes University uses a whiteboard to explain concepts to students.

Social science is the study of
society and of individual relationships.

Social Science

Through Wilkes' Social Sciences programs, you can:

  • Develop an appreciation for the sociological imagination
  • Use sophisticated methods to explain and predict how public policies are fashioned and the effects of those policies
  • Examine the psychological, social, economic, and political causes of crime and the impact crime, law, and justice have on society
  • Understand the world, how it works, and what role you have in shaping the global community.

Upcoming Event

"Gerrymandering" the Movie and Panel Discussion"

Sponsored by Wilkes University Political Science Dept. & The WIlkes-Barre Area League of Women Voters

Location: Wilkes University, Breitseth Hall - Room 107
Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Come watch "Gerrymandering" a 2010 documentary film written and directed by Jeff Reichert. The film explores the history of the redistricting process in the U.S. and how it is used and abused by both major parties when drawing legislative maps. It chronicles a California effort to fix the problem by implementing an Independent Citizens Commission. After the movie, a panel will be available to answer any questions.