Hello, everybody. Welcome to the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Georgia Southern University. I'm Ryan Schroeder, Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, and I'm very pleased to have you all as accepted students. You will receive a world class education in each of our programs with experiences that will allow you to realize your full potential and prepare you for a wide range of careers.
I'm incredibly excited about the work currently being done in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and about the future impact of our work for our students and our communities. The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences includes the departments of Psychology, Criminal Justice and Criminology, Sociology and Anthropology, Political Science and International Studies, Public and Nonprofit Studies, and the School of Human Ecology that includes degree programs in Child Development, Child and Family Development, Recreation, Interior Design, and Fashion Design and Merchandising.
The work in our college is centered around our four key values of Culture, Belonging, Science and Service, and the work that we do is directed toward the ultimate goal of making a real world impact on our communities. Through our educational research and service missions, we strive each and every day to make a positive difference in the lives of others. And we achieve this goal through strong and sustained community partnerships, internships and community organizations and businesses, community service projects and many other hands on activities. And as a student in this college, you will be directly contributing to the mission of our college. Not only will they gain the essential knowledge needed for future success in your careers and in life, you will also gain the skills to make positive impacts in your own communities. So I hope you enjoy this virtual experience and choose Georgia Southern, and if you ever have any questions or would like any more information about our programs, please feel free to reach out to me directly. Thank you very much.