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Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Sciences

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The Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Sciences is an interdisciplinary degree program designed to educate students in the various approaches and methodologies used to examine individual behavior and social interactions. Specifically, this degree program provides students with foundational knowledge about the interaction of the biological, cognitive, social, and cultural factors that influence humans’ capacities for complex behavior, emotions, and thinking. Courses examine a wide range of topics, including brain mechanisms, human development, memory and reasoning processes, social interactions, and mental health problems and their treatments. As behavioral science is based on the systematic analysis and investigation of human behavior, students in the behavioral science bachelor’s program will gain valuable critical thinking, writing, research, and data analysis skills that will enable them to apply behavioral science theories to real life settings and evaluate how society and culture influence interpersonal interactions.

The Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Sciences degree offers students the opportunity to study in several different areas of emphasis and is appropriate for students seeking either: (a) entry-level positions in mental health/counseling, human resources, social services, business/industry, and law enforcement or (b) a graduate degree in the behavioral and health sciences.
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