Jun 21, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Behavioral Sciences, B.S.


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The undergraduate major in Behavioral Sciences leads to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. This major allows students to combine into one degree courses from an array of disciplines including anthropology, criminology, geography, psychology, social work, and sociology. The philosophy behind this multidisciplinary approach is the recognition that human behavior and societal problems are too complex to be fully covered by one academic discipline. Majors take multidisciplinary core behavioral science classes and two disciplinary concentrations. Selections are made based on the student’s academic and career goals. Students are assigned advisers based on their interests.

University Core Requirements (42 hours)


Communication (6 hours)


Mathematics (3 hours)


Choose ONE of the following courses.

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 hours)


Choose ONE of the following courses.

Creative Arts (3 hours)


Choose ONE of the following courses.

U.S. History (6 hours)


Government/ Political Science (6 hours)


Social Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)


Choose ONE of the following courses.

Public Speaking (3 hours)


Component Area Options (3 hours)


Two 1-hour Life and Physical Science Labs are required co-requisites for the chosen science courses.

College Core Requirements (3 hours)


48 hours of upper-level credit must be a “C” or better.

Core Requirement (3 hours)


Choose ONE of the following courses.

Major Requirements (42 hours)


Courses


Choose ONE of the following courses.

Statistics and Methods Requirement (first of two)


Choose ONE of the following courses.

Statistics and Methods Requirement (second of two)


Choose ONE of the following courses.

Choose THREE of the following courses.


For the following, only one PSYC or SOCI course may be selected: PSYC 3331  SOCI 4312  or SOCI 4322 

Concentrations (18 hours)


In order to organize their studies, explore a specific topic, and prepare for future careers, students will take courses from two of the concentrations.

Choose 9 hours out of each of the two of the following six categories. These courses may not be used to fulfill any other requirement.

Criminology Concentration


Psychology Concentration


Elective Requirements (33 hours)


18 hours may be lower-level electives (any 1300/2300 level courses) 15 hours must be upper-level (any 3300/4300 level courses)

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