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About Us

The Behavioral & Social Sciences Department provides students with opportunities to advance their intellectual development by helping them gain an understanding of human behavior, societies, historical evolution and political systems. This is accomplished through course offerings in psychology, sociology, philosophy, political science, geography, anthropology, and religion. The educational experience for students is augmented by various student clubs.

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Civic Literacy Requirement

The State of Florida requires that all students graduating from Daytona State College and other institutions in the Florida College System (FCS), as well as from any State University System (SUS) institution, fulfill a Civic Literacy Competency requirement prior to submitting an Intent to Graduate form in the term they plan to graduate. Beginning in Fall 2018, students entering a Florida public institution as an Associate in Arts and bachelor’s degree-seeking First-Time-In-College (FTIC) student need to demonstrate civic literacy through either taking a certain course or passing an exam. The 2021 Florida Legislature amended the statute and now requires students entering a Florida public institution to complete both a civic literacy course and exam.

Programs of Study

Contacts

Michael Flota Michael Flota

Michael Flota

Department Chair, Professor

School of Behavioral & Social Sciences

(386) 506-3844

Michael.Flota@DaytonaState.edu

Nikolaos Petropouleas Nikolaos Petropouleas

Nikolaos Petropouleas

Assistant Chair, Professor

School of Behavioral & Social Sciences

(386) 506-3409

Nick.Petropouleas@DaytonaState.edu