University of South Florida
College of Behavioral and Community Sciences
4202 E Fowler Ave MHC 1110
Tampa, FL 33620
Web address: http://www.bcs.usf.edu
Email: See departmental listings
College Dean: Julianne Serovich, Ph.D.
Associate Dean: Jennifer Jones Lister, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Research: Howard Goldstein, Ph.D.
The College of Behavioral and Community Sciences prepares students, scholars, human service providers, policy makers, and other professionals to improve the quality of life, health, and safety of diverse populations and to promote positive change in individuals, groups, communities, organizations and systems. Through multidisciplinary teaching and research, service, and engagement with community partners, the College focuses on the rigorous development, dissemination/implementation, and analysis of innovative solutions to the complex challenges that affect the behavior and well-being of individuals, families, populations, and the communities in which we live.
The College is also home to the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute whose mission is to improve the lives of individuals with mental, addictive, and developmental disorders. More than 50 FMHI faculty affiliates conduct multidisciplinary research, consistent with their expertise in psychology, psychiatry, economics, criminology, gerontology, anthropology, social work, public health, nursing, and education. Importantly, FMHI affiliates conduct community based research and are able to make connections for students in the field.
The College of Behavioral and Community Sciences (BCS) works with other colleges in interdisciplinary efforts, such as the jointly offered specialty concentration in Behavioral Health as part of the master’s and doctoral programs in the Department of Community and Family Health (DCFH) in the College of Public Health (COPH), and the concurrent MPH/MSW degree in the College of Public Health and Social Work. For information about this, and other opportunities, contact either BCS or COPH for information.