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Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences


Dee Dee Mitchell

Karen Ward
Administrative Coordinator III

Angie Bales
AST Program Coordinator

Kathy Porter
CDYC Program Coordinator

Brenda Williams
CALL Program Assistant


Professors: Carol Adkins
Kay Boston
Dan Cain
Barbara James
Brookie Walker
Dr. Dawn Young
Associate Professors: Gail Hendrix
Richard Pool
Assistant Professors: John Agan
Ashley Grisham
Sharonda Mikle
Linda H. Scott
John Sells
Sandra Todaro
Brenda Woods
Instructors: Anthony Forrest
Tony "Rocky" French
Jeff Lynn
Nekeyla Oliver
Calli Thompson
Aaron Vorachek
Michael Walker
Rick Woodward

Mission of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences

The mission of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences is to offer courses that complement and/or support degree programs at BPCC; to fulfill the needs of individuals seeking credentials or advanced training for promotion in law enforcement and corrections agencies; to offer students a comprehensive education program specifically designed to produce teacher candidates for university colleges of education; to meet the educational standards set by the State and federal governments for early childhood programs and satisfy the highest level of requirements in the Louisiana Quality Rating System (QRS) for providers of child care; to coordinate the Center for Adult Learning in Louisiana (CALL) Program for working adults interested in completing their education in an accelerated format; and to offer courses that transfer to other colleges and universities.

Objectives of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences:

  • To offer associate degree programs in Criminal Justice, Teacher Education, and Early Childhood that will prepare graduates for jobs in the related career fields.
  • To promote student success through maintaining and developing academic excellence in associate degree programs.
  • To provide support and retention efforts for working adults in the CALL Program (accelerated coursework within fast-track degrees).
  • To improve the opportunity for students to earn academic college credit for transfer to four-year institutions through articulation agreements.
  • To encourage critical thinking, analysis, and observation skills in division course offerings.

Associate Degree

Bossier Parish Community College offers three associate degree programs in the area of Behavioral and Social Sciences:

Louisiana POST Council Credits Applied to Criminal Justice Degree

Bossier Parish Community College is providing expanded education opportunities for peace officers completing the Louisiana POST (Police Officers Standards and Training) Council. Fifteen (15) hours of credit will be given in criminal justice courses at BPCC. Below are the courses students will receive credit for upon completion of three (3) semester hours in residence at Bossier Parish Community College. Additionally, students will be required to submit appropriate documentation of POST council certification.

  • CJUS 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CJUS 202: Criminal Investigation
  • CJUS 250: Police Procedures
  • CJUS 291: Criminal Evidence and Procedure
  • CJUS 292: Police-Community Relations

For more information, please contact Brenda Williams at (318-678-6381)

Center for Adult Learning in Louisiana (CALL) Program

The Center for Adult Learning in Louisiana (CALL) Program is coordinated through the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Working adults interested in finishing a degree or entering college for the first time have the option of enrolling in online, fast-track programs offered in accelerated formats! Online classes allow students flexibility in scheduling classes around a busy work schedule and personal responsibilities. Classes are taught in 4-week and 8-week accelerated formats giving students an opportunity to complete a degree in approximately 1 ½ years. For more information about the CALL Program, visit, email, or phone 318-678-6050.

Programs Offered in an Accelerated Format

Associate Degree:

Certificate of Technical Studies:

Courses are taught through an innovative process that incorporates proven student success models with student preferred accelerated online delivery. Therefore, the courses are offered in 4-week and 8-week formats and result in a fast track to graduation.

Prior Learning Assessment

Bossier Parish Community College‘s Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is the process of earning credit for college-level learning through a variety of resources. More information on all forms of Prior Learning Assessment at BPCC are located within the Academic Policies and Procedures section of the General Catalog or by contacting BPCC’s Center for Adult Learning in Louisiana (CALL) Program at 318-678-6050 or


Transcript Evaluation. The CALL staff provides unofficial transcript evaluations to help adults determine how much credit may be used in an accelerated degree program at BPCC.