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Community Studies

Learn the Art of Outreach

Our Community Studies program provides an awareness of the social processes that make up society, and emphasizes research design and experiential learning. In our program, students gain a grasp on the fields of sociology and behavioral sciences, focusing mainly on the topic of community and its place in modern American society.

The flexibility of our Community Studies program enables students to enjoy an emphasis on Criminal Justice, Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, or a general program of behavioral science courses.

Cynthia Becerra
Ms. Becerra is the Dean of Instruction and Chair for Liberal Studies.  She has been with Humphreys since 1982.  Ms. Becerra graduated from California State University, Sacramento and received a Master of Arts in English and Literature.
Richard Chabot
Dr. Chabot is our Professor of Sociology and Coordinator of Community Studies.  Dr. Chabot has taught at HU since 1996 and has directed the Community Studies program since 1998.  Dr. Chabot attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he earned his Ph.D. in Sociology.
Jess Bonds
Dr. Bonds is the Dean of Institutional Research & Effectiveness and also teaches for the Liberal Studies department.  He has been with Humphreys University since 1991.  Dr. Bonds received his Master of Arts in English from California State University, Stanislaus and earned his Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership at Northcentral University.
Stanislav Perkner
Dr. Perkner is our Director of the Library and Learning Center and also teaches for the Liberal Studies department.  He has taught at Humphreys since 1998 and has served as Director of the Library and Learning Center since 2001.  He earned his Ph.D. in History from Comenius University in Czechoslovakia.
Linda Mottison
Ms. Mottison is our Assistant Professor in Liberal Arts.  She has taught at Humphreys since 2003 and teaches on our Modesto campus.  She earned her Master of Science in Education from National University.
Leslie Walton
Ms. Walton is our Assistant Professor in Liberal Arts.  She has taught at Humphreys since 2005.  She earned her Master of Business Administration and her Master of Arts in English from National University.
Crystal Hootman
Ms. Hootman is our Assistant Professor in Liberal Arts.  She teaches many of our science and math courses.  She attended California State University, Sacramento for her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in geology.  She is an avid road cyclist and likes to spend time in nature, hiking and camping.

What You’ll Learn

  • Behavioral sciences
  • Social needs of the local community
  • Social processes and structures

What You’ll Take

Bachelor of Science

Degree Requirements



What You’ll Earn

Bachelor of Science


Why Humphreys?

Accreditation is important; Humphreys University is accredited by Western Association of Schools & Colleges Senior College & University Commission.

As a non-profit institution, we emphasize community, academics, and affordability, all while giving you the resources you need to succeed.

Courses are conveniently offered on our campuses— days and evenings— and online.

Applications for enrollment are accepted all year. Apply soon to begin during one of our upcoming quarters.

Get the aid you need for the degree you want. We offer grants (including Cal Grants), loans, scholarships, and work-study funds for qualifying students.

Your Future in Community Studies

Our programs are designed with your goals in mind. Our Community Studies graduates utilize their grasp on sociology and behavioral sciences to pursue job opportunities from criminal justice to early childhood education. Consider any of these careers in Community Studies:

  • Social Worker
  • Teacher
  • Lab Technician
  • Social Service Case Manager