Safety, Behavioral Sciences, Business, Social Sciences and Performing Arts

The Department of Safety, Behavioral Sciences, Business, Social Sciences and Performing Arts is ready to help you prepare for variety of exciting careers. Law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice and homeland security are quickly expanding fields. Psychology is one of the Redlands’ most popular degrees. This degree field offers you opportunities for personal growth while giving you options in interesting and challenging careers. If you love working with children, we also have programs to help you prepare for a job as a child care professional or teacher.

Regardless of your career path, our department offers programs of study that will prepare you for a successful future. Our courses set you on a path to a two-year degree, or they transfer to a four-year university.

Business Administration

Child Development

Criminal Justice


Pre-Education Elementary

Todd Hobson, Department Head for Safety, Behavioral Sciences and Business
Office: S-107-C, Ray Porter Academic Complex
Todd Hobson earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Education degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. He spent several years working in corrections in both the private prison system and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He previously served as the assistant director of training and development at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City and as a senior program specialist at the University of Oklahoma. He joined Redlands in 2004.

Brian Simpson, Professor of Business
Office: N-104-A, Ray Porter Academic Complex
Brian Simpson earned bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a master’s degree in Business Administration from North Park University and a master’s degree in theological studies from North Park Theological Seminary. He is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on international business through Liberty University's online program.

Child Development Program

Redlands’ Child Development program prepares you for early childhood educator roles, family child care provider, child protective services worker, child care administrator and peer/program mentor. We also offer the Scholars for Excellence in Child Care Program, which provides mentoring and support services while you pursue a formal education in child development. With the help of scholarships and financial aid, you can be a “Scholar” and complete coursework to obtain a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA). Your next step is to earn a Certificate of Mastery in child development and eventually an associate degree in Child Development.