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Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Sciences: 180 Credits

Area I General Education Requirements: 64 Credits Professional Development
ITS1000 Computer and Internet Literacy, 4 credits
UVC1000 Strategies for Success, 4 credits
Basic Communications
ENG1100 Composition I, 4 credits
ENG1200 Composition II, 4 credits
ENG1300 Composition III/Literature, 4 credits
SPC1026 Public Speaking 4, credits
Mathematics and Statistics
MAT2058 Statistics, 4 credits

Choose two additional courses from the following:
MAT1001 College Algebra I, 4 credits
MAT1005 College Algebra II, 4 credits
MAT1500 College Mathematics, 4 credits
MAT2000 Pre-Calculus, 4 credits
MAT2101 Calculus I, 4 credits
MAT2102 Calculus II, 4 credits
Natural Sciences (choose two)
BIO1020 Biology I, 4 credits
BIO1021 Biology II, 4 credits
CHM1010 General Chemistry, 4 credits
Arts and Humanities (choose two)
ENG2002 World Literature I, 4 credits
ENG2003 World Literature II, 4 credits
HIS1101 U.S. History I: Colonial to 1865, 4 credits
HIS1102 U.S. History II: 1865 to present, 4 credits
HUM1001 History of Art through the Middle Ages, 4 credits
HUM1002 History of Art from the Middle Ages to Modern Times, 4 credits
HUM2101 World Civilization I: Prehistory-1500CE, 4 credits
HUM2102 World Civilization II: 1500 – Present, 4 credits
PHI2301 Introduction to Philosophy, 4 credits
Social and Behavioral Sciences
PSY1001 General Psychology, 4 credits
SOC1001 Introduction to Sociology, 4 credits
POL2076 American Government, 4 credits
Area II Foundation Requirements:
PSY1001 General Psychology, 4 credits
SOC1001 Introduction to Sociology, 4 credits
POL2076 American Government, 4 credits
Area II Foundation Requirements: 32 Credits
Elective Pool [eight (8) courses or 32 credits]

Transfer students may transfer any course to help fulfill the elective pool requirements provided the course meets the standards of the Credit for Transcripted and Non-transcripted Work policy found in the Academic Affairs section of this catalog. Non-transfer students, with their advisor’s consultation and approval may choose courses from any department recommended and listed course or more broadly from any course offered by South University. Work from other fields must include any required prerequisite courses in the elective field. A course can be used to meet only one requirement in Area I, Area II, or Area III, but not simultaneously in two areas. Students should work with their academic advisor or counselor to be sure they are making appropriate course choices.

Area III Major Program Requirements: 84 Credits Core Requirements (52 Credits)
BEH2007 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences, 4 credits (must be taken concurrently with BEH2008 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences Lab)
BEH2008 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences Lab, 2 credits
CRJ1001 Introduction to Criminal Justice System, 4 credits
PSY2010 Abnormal Psychology, 4 credits
PSY2022 Human Growth and Development, 4 credits
BEH2060 Research Methods for Behavioral Sciences, 4 credits (must be taken concurrently with BEH2061 Research Methods Lab)
BEH2061 Research Methods for Behavioral Sciences Lab, 2 credits
PSY3001 Cognitive Psychology 4 credits (must be taken concurrently with PSY3002 Cognitive Psychology Lab)
PSY3002 Cognitive Psychology Lab, 2 credits
PSY3010 Social Psychology, 4 credits (must be taken concurrently with PSY3011 Social Psychology Lab)
PSY3011 Social Psychology Lab, 2 credits
PSY3300 Personality, 4 credits
BEH4100 Behavioral Science in Organizations, 4 credits
BEH4150 Leadership in Behavioral Science, 4 credits
BEH4300 Ethics in Behavioral Science, 4 credits
Major Curriculum (32 Credits)

Students must select seven (7) courses from the various substantive areas outlined below in addition to one (1) of the Capstone options listed. All selected courses require approval from the student’s Behavioral Science faculty academic advisor.

Behavioral Health/Development
BEH3520 Child/Adolescent Development, 4 credits
BEH3530 Adult Development, 4 credits
PSY3800 Introduction to Psychological Testing and Assessment, 4 credits
BEH4001 Addictions, 4 credits
BEH4040 Human Sexuality, 4 credits
BEH4400 Child and Adolescent Disorders, 4 credits
PSY4600 Anxiety and Mood Disorders, 4 credits
PSY4540 Introduction to Professional Counseling, 4 credits
PSY4541 Introduction to Clinical Psychology, 4 credits
PSY4580 Psychometrics and Assessment, 4 credits
Behavioral Neuroscience
PSY3200 Biological Psychology, 4 credits
PSY3400 Sensation and Perception, 4 credits
PSY3600 Introduction to Human Neuropsychology, 4 credits
BEH4420 Health Psychology, 4 credits
BEH4600 Advanced Analysis and Methods, 4 credits
PSY4620 Learning and Memory, 4 credits
PSY4630 Principles of Behavioral Neuroscience, 4 credits
EDM2010 Fundamentals of Emergency and Disaster Management, 4 credits
MGT2037 Principles of Management, 4 credits
MGT3045 Human Resource Management, 4 credits
BEH3500 Motivation, 4 credits
PSY4030 Multicultural Psychology, 4 credits
PSY4200 Psychology and the Media, 4 credits
PSY4320 Psychology and Gender, 4 credits
PSY4560 Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 4 credits
Behavioral Forensics
CRJ2100 Introduction to Law Enforcement, 4 credits
CRJ2200 Introduction to Criminal Courts, 4 credits
CRJ2300 Introduction to Corrections, 4 credits
CRJ3003 Juvenile Delinquency, 4 credits
CRJ3005 Criminal Justice Management and Administration, 4 credits
CRJ3011 Criminology, 4 credits
CRJ3600 Introduction to Forensics, 4 credits
CRJ4001 Victimology, 4 credits
CRJ4002 Restorative Justice, 4 credits
PSY4470 Forensic Psychology, 4 credits
CRJ4500 Violence in Society, 4 credits
Capstone (choose one, 4 Credits)
BEH4800 Senior Seminar 4 credits
BEH4900 Field Placement* 4 credits
BEH4851 Senior Thesis I 2 credits
BEH4852 Senior Thesis II 2 credits (must be taken consecutively with BEH4851 to meet Capstone requirement)

*BEH4900 Field Placement may not be available to residents of all states. Please contact an admissions representative for further information.