I like the small class sizes.
- Nigel J., senior, History


The principal areas of study in Department of Social Science are history (with a strong dose of political science), psychology and sociology, social work, and social studies education. Though each is unique in its focus and in its emphasis, the social sciences have a common concern with human behavior. The social sciences share the belief that human behavior, culture, and society—the total human experience—can and should be studied using the methods of science. Faculty members in the department are caring and experienced professionals with the academic credentials and years of experience in their fields to make them well-rounded educators.

Degree Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science (psychology and sociology)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education in either Social Studies (5-adult) or Social Studies (5-9)

Minors are also offered in Global Studies, History, Military Science, Political Science, Psychology, Social Science, Social Work, and Sociology.

Glenville State College's Department of Social Science is committed to offering high quality classroom instruction, providing professional and caring advising, and demonstrating strong commitment to the values of a higher education community.

The department also sponsors student organizations such as the Behavioral Science Club and Pi Gamma Mu, the International Social Science Honor Society.


For additional information about the Department of Social Science, its programs, faculty, and organizations contact:

Arthur DeMatteo photo Dr. Arthur E. "Art" DeMatteo
Professor of History, Social Science Department
234 Louis Bennett Hall
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Department of Social Science in the School Catalog This file is in PDF format
Department of Social Science Information Card This file is in PDF format

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