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Behavioral Science

With both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees available, the major in behavioral science offers students the flexibility to choose the path that best fits their interests. In addition to fulfilling the core requirements, students will choose a minimum of two of six available emphases to round out their degree. With emphases including criminal justice, human services and legal studies, the B.A. or B.S. in behavioral science allows students to explore multiple areas of interest.

Available emphases:

  • Criminal justice
  • Human services
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Legal studies
  • Interdisciplinary gender studies

As a behavioral science student, you will take courses including:

  • Introduction to psychology
  • Social problems
  • Ethics in criminal justice
  • Criminology
  • Human service skills
  • Gender and society
  • Legal administration
  • Abnormal psychology
  • Racial ethnicity

What can you do with this degree?

  • Juvenile services
  • Department of children’s services
  • Mental health provider
  • Home healthcare provider
  • Hospital social work
  • Nursing home activities director