Program Summary

Hill College offers Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work as part of our Behavioral Sciences. Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Students of psychology study the factors that motivate individuals and influence human behavior. Sociology is the study of the many ways in which social and cultural situations shape human behavior. Social workers are dedicated to strengthening the community by identifying need and matching people with available resources, services, and opportunities. 

Program Degrees 


Ten Marketable Skills
Communication the process of transmitting information and ideas from one individual or group to another, verbally or through writing.
Critical Thinking the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.
Teamwork willingness to be a part of a group of persons in a cooperative or coordinated effort in the interests of a common cause.
Adaptability the ability to be flexible and adapt to changing conditions.
Work Ethic a set of values centered on the importance of doing work and reflected especially in a desire or determination to work hard.
Continued Learning the ability to continually develop and improve one's skills and knowledge in order to perform effectively.
Social Skills skills used to communicate and interact with other people, both individually and in groups, verbally and non-verbally, through gestures, body language and our personal appearance.
Time Management the process of organizing and planning how to divide your time between specific activities.
Analytical Thinking the ability to solve problems quickly and effectively through a methodical step-by-step approach that breaks down complex problems into single and manageable components.
Cultural Competency the ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures.

Dr. Karen Kaiser
Sociology Instructor & Program Coordinator

Jim Williamson
Psychology Instructor 

Marlya Mitchell
Social Work Instructor 

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