Social and Behavioral Sciences and Human Services

St. Petersburg College is committed to preparing students to be informed, responsible citizens in local, national and global communities. In our Social and Behavioral Sciences community, you will gain a solid foundation in critical thinking, problem-solving and intercultural communications that will prepare you for an exciting and rewarding career.


In Fall 2023, SPC launched its B.S. Degree in Human Services degree and an Applied Mental Health Advanced Technical Certificate to fill the critical need for human services employees. The certificate offers critical skill sets to first responder professionals who face mental health issues both in their own ranks and in the communities they serve.

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"If you put effort into your studies here, everyone is really supportive and helps you get where you want to be."

Maia Farley, SPC Student

Human Services programs

Through our Human Services program, our graduates learn how to extend human and social services for the benefit of others.

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Median Salary in the Tampa Bay area


Serving a greater good

Alumni Rayford Dennis said St. Petersburg College was a "turning point" in his life. "It was the foundation upon which I built my career and it gave me all the necessary tools to succeed with the transformation of my life."

Teaching Global Citizenry

Our social and behavioral sciences and human services classes give you an understanding of human behavior in society from economic, political and historic perspectives.


Learning in the real world

As scholars in their disciplines, our faculty teach students through lecture and field experiences. You can take part in volunteer service on campus and in the community through service learning, internships, Model United Nations inter-college competitions and Study Abroad opportunities.

Model United Nations students lead the way

Over the last several years, St. Petersburg College has gained worldwide recognition for its award-winning Model United Nations program, which competes against large four-year universities, including Ivy League schools. Students who take part in the Model UN initiative travel to the annual conference in New York, where they learn about global diplomacy.

Internships to help you on your career path

St. Petersburg College has forged strong partnerships with many local organizations, which provide students with internships to help you build your resume, apply your knowledge in real-world situations and make connections to help in your job search.

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