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Social & Behavioral Science

“There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man’s lack of faith in his true Self.” – William James

Holmes Community College’s Social and Behavioral Science page contains the programs of study in Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work. We offer courses taught in the traditional (face-to-face), Hybrid (combination of traditional and online), and online formats, during the day and evening. Our experienced and dedicated faculty is available to assist you as you begin or continue your academic career.

The Criminal Justice AA degree is designed to prepare the student who is eager to continue their education at a four year college or university. Some of the careers available in criminal justice are: police officer, probation/parole officer, crime scene investigator, postal inspector, victim advocate, juvenile rehabilitation, and research analyst.

MISSION

Holmes Community College Social & Behavioral Science has a diverse and qualified faculty located district-wide. We seek to provide students with a core understanding of human behavior and relationships, social and cultural practices throughout the world, and the complexities of human development. To enhance the learning experience, our faculty is committed to the incorporation of recent innovations in their disciplines and the utilization of the latest technology to enhance classroom instruction.


PATHWAY


CAREER CHOICES

Congratulations! You have begun your first step in this direction. Your career ultimately begins with your education. Depending on which area of the SBS field you choose, depends on what educational career path you must follow. These links provide prospective and current students with information regarding the various careers in SBS field. Some of these careers include: psychologist/counselor/therapist, social worker, sociologist, research, education, and many more. Many are unaware of the variety of careers in the Social and Behavioral Science field. If you are curious about human behavior, cultural practices, and more take a look and learn more below:

Career choices in Public Safety include: Law Enforcement Officers, State Troopers, Correctional Officers, Parole/Probation Officers, Forensic Science Technicians, Game/Fish Wardens, Crime Scene Investigators, and Federal Agents


OTHER RESOURCES


CONTACTS

Tina Garrett
Chair for Social & Behavioral Science
Main Building – Office 109D
Grenada Campus
tigarrett@holmescc.edu
(662) 227-2329

Makeaba Latiker
Associate Chair for Sociology
Ridgeland Hall – Office 110C
Ridgeland Campus
mlatiker@holmescc.edu
(601) 605-3354


MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS

Our experienced, dedicated faculty of the Social and Behavioral Science Department is available to assist you as you begin or continue your academic career here at Holmes Community College. Our faculty serves not only as instructors, but also as academic advisors for each of the programs of study contained within the Social and Behavioral Science Department. Get to know a little bit about our faculty:

Martin Eckelberry
Psychology
Learning Resource Ctr – Office 17
Goodman Campus
meckelberry@holmescc.edu
(662) 472-9168

Rhonda Eichler-Jefcoat
Sociology
Learning Resource Ctr – Office 27
Goodman Campus
rjohnson@holmescc.edu
(662) 472-9008

Tina Garrett
Psychology
Main Building – Office 109D
Grenada Campus
tigarrett@holmescc.edu
(662) 227-2329

Katrena Harris
Criminal Justice
Social Science Building – Office 4
Goodman Campus
kaharris@holmescc.edu
(662) 472-9147

David Jones
Psychology
Madison Hall – Office 210A
Ridgeland Campus
davjones@holmescc.edu
(601) 605-3323

Aimee Kitching
Sociology
Main Building – Office 201J
Grenada Campus
akitching@holmescc.edu
(662) 227-2320

Makeaba Latiker
Sociology
Ridgeland Hall – Office 110C
Ridgeland Campus
mlatiker@holmescc.edu
(601) 605-3354

Laura McMahon
Psychology
Ridgeland Hall – Office 110B
Ridgeland Campus
lmcmahon@holmescc.edu
(601) 605-3346