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About Behavioral Sciences

At Palo Alto College, the Department of Behavioral Sciences includes the disciplines of Criminal Justice, Humanities, Mexican-American Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, and Teacher Education as well as the first-year-experience course—Learning Frameworks. Associate of Arts degrees with emphases in Behavioral Sciences’ discipline areas help prepare students for articulation into a variety of programs at four-year colleges and universities.

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Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice program at Palo Alto strives to provide students with the foundations necessary to prepare them for a career as competent public servants...Read More


Humanities emphasize critical thinking, values clarification, a global perspective and an appreciation of diversity...Read More

Mexican-American Studies

Interdisciplinary survey designed to introduce students to the salient cultural, economic, educational, historical, political, and social aspects of the Mexican-American / Chicano/a experience...Read More


Philosophy program is dedicated to assisting students in their philosophical development through teaching and learning...Read More


The field of psychology encompasses both research, through which we learn fundamental things about human and animal behavior, and practice...Read More

Social Work

The Social Work program at Palo Alto strives to provide the student with the foundations necessary to prepare them for completion of their academic career...Read More


With its intrinsically interesting subject matter, sociology offers valuable preparation for careers in journalism, politics, public relations, business or public administration...Read More

Teacher Education

The Associate of Arts in Teaching degree is approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Read More



Contact Information

Department Chairperson:
Dr. John Hernandez

Guadalupe Hall (GUAD-124C)