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Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Office Location: E-140
Phone: 318-678-6008

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 support the academic and vocational success of students previously unsuccessful in their educational and employment endeavors; 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 BPCC Accelerated for working adults interested in completing their education in an online 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 offer certificates of technical studies as well as a technical diploma in the field of criminal justice and corrections that will prepare working adults with promotion opportunities and graduates with job opportunities in the related career fields.
  • To promote student success through maintaining and developing academic excellence in associate degree programs.
  • To prepare previously unsuccessful students for the rigor of college course enrollment and completion.
  • 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 four associate degree programs in the area of Behavioral and Social Sciences:

Technical Diploma

Bossier Parish Community College offers one technical diploma program in the area of Behavioral and Sciences:

Certificate of Technical Studies

Bossier Parish Community College offers four certificate of technical studies programs in the area of Behavioral and Social Sciences:

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 is located within the Academic Policies and Procedures section of the General Catalog or by calling 318-678-6050 or

Administration and Staff

Kay Boston
Interim Dean, Professor

Sierra Pearce
Administrative Assistant III

Brenda Williams
Program Coordinator



Carol Adkins
Kay Boston
Dan Cain (Program Coordinator, Criminal Justice)
Sandra Theus
Dr. Dawn Young

Associate Professors:

Ashley Grisham
Sharonda Mikle
Richard Pool
Linda H. Scott

Assistant Professors:

John Agan
Dr. Wesley Hinze
Sandra Todaro
Dr. Michael Walker


Tony "Rocky" French
Dr. Alana Lord
Jeff Lynn
Mandy Perdue (Program Coordinator, Early Childhood Education)
Rick Woodward

Interim Instructor:

Horace Spratley

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