Welcome to the Division of Behavioral & Social Sciences "We prepare men and women for leadership and for the transformation of the world." -QU Mission Statement

Our graduates choose careers that focus on improving society, such as those in public and social service, the legal and judicial system, and teaching and research.


Our degrees and programs combine a strong liberal arts foundation with academic study in your major and real-world learning, preparing you for your career or graduate education.

Forward Thinking

Our 3+3 partnership with Saint Louis University School of Law allows pre-law students to earn a bachelor’s degree from QU and a Juris Doctor degree from SLU LAW through a six-year program. We're continually evolving our academic curriculum to deliver a valuable education for students.


With many of them having professional careers in the fields they teach, our faculty members bring real-world experience and academic expertise into the Behavioral & Social Sciences classrooms.

Setting the Bar

The skills I learned [at Quincy University] helped me in my current job and they helped me when I was in law school.
Mallory Littlejohn '08, Lawyer
Fun Fact: Last spring break our students traveled over 10,480 miles to complete 4,000 service hours in New Orleans, New York, South Carolina, and more.

Degrees & Programs

Pre-Professional Programs

Contact Us

For more information about the Division of Behavioral & Social Sciences, contact Dr. Megan Boccardi at 217-228-5432, ext. 3031 or send us a message: