LSUA College of Social Sciences

College of Social Sciences

Shaping Society One Student At A Time!

Welcome to the College of Social Sciences!  Our programs are designed to help students shape their society and make a meaningful mark on the world. Students can choose from several majors and minors and combine the many social science disciplines in creative ways. Additionally, our faculty are here to help students uncover their passion. Choose degree paths in Criminal Justice, Disaster Science, History, Political Science, or Psychology. We also offer courses in Anthropology, Geography, Social Work, and Sociology. Each of these fields will positively impact students so they, too, can reshape the world. 



LSUA Dr. Mary Treuting

Mary Treuting, Ph.D.
College Dean 

Dr. Mary Boone Treuting is Professor of Psychology and a licensed Psychologist. She has been at LSUA since 1994. She has served as chair of the Psychology department, founding director of the LSUA Center for Teaching Excellence, and founding director of the Center for Academic Success in 2014, which housed LSUA’s First Year Experience.  She is the current holder of the F. Hugh Coughlin Endowed Professorship.

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APD Officer Returns to School After 20 Years

Bobby Branton, a Sergeant and 16-year veteran of the Alexandria Police Department (APD), is facing one of his greatest fears head-on…finishing his undergraduate degree. Twenty years after earning his associate degree in criminal justice at LSUA, Sgt. Branton made the decision to return to college to complete a Bachelor of Science.

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If you would like to know more about the College of Social Sciences, please give us a call at 318-427-0130 or drop by and see us in Mulder 380.