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Behavioral Sciences (B.S.)

Behavioral Sciences is an intersection of the study of the individual and the study of society. It represents an exploration and understanding of the effects of human actions and relationships between individuals in the family, workplace, and society. The behavioral sciences major may be taken on either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degree and can lead to a broad range of career options, such as caseworker, behavioral interventionist, market researcher analyst, human relations director, and mental health case manager.


1.    Identify, demonstrate, or apply major concepts and theories of sociology and psychology.
2.    Identify, apply, or propose appropriate use of research methods.
3.    Analyze using critical thinking skills in the application of psychological science to everyday problems.
4.    Develop a familiarity with different disciplines and professions within behavioral sciences.


Behavioral Sciences General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements  - 46 hours
English 1301, 1302, and three hours sophomore literature  - 9 hours
Fine Arts (three hours from music, theatre, fine arts, art, or equivalent) - 3 hours
Christian Ministry 1301 and 1302 - 6 hours
History - 3 hours
Political Science 2305  - 3 hours
Social Science (CJUS, ECON, GEOG, PSYC, SOCI) - 3 hours
Physical Activity - KINE 1238 - 2 hours
Science (must be lab science) - 8 hours
Mathematics 1342, and three additional hours of MATH  - 6 hours
Communication 1311, 1315, or 1318 - 3 hours
Departmental Requirements for Behavioral Sciences Majors:
MATH 2316 Data Analysis
Major area of study (see below - 37 hours
Minor (minimum of 18 hours) - 18 hours
Electives (to total 120 hours)
Total: Minimum on hundred twenty (120) semester hours

Behavioral Sciences Major Requirements

Completion of thirty-seven (37) semester hours
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology
PSYC/SOCI 2304 Social Problems
PSYC/SOCI 2332 Introduction to Research Methods
PSYC/SOCI 3307 Seminar in Moral, Ethical, and Religious Issues
PSYC/SOCI 3367 Social Psychology
PSYC 4307 History and Systems of Psychology or SOCI 4301 Sociological Theory
PSYC 4369 Workplace Psychology or SOCI 3364 Introduction to Human Services
PSYC/SOCI 3151 Service Learning
PSYC/SOCI 4350 Practicum in Behavioral Sciences
Nine (9) semester hours of advanced electives in psychology or sociology

Semester by Semester Plans

Catalog Year 2024-2025
Catalog Year 2023-2024
Catalog Year 2022-2023
Catalog Year 2021-2022
Catalog Year 2020-2021
Catalog Year 2019-2020
Catalog Year 2018-2019

Course Rotations

Four Year Course Rotations