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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Behavioral Sciences, B.S.


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Behavioral Sciences, B.S. Degree Map  

The undergraduate major in Behavioral Sciences leads to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. This major allows students to combine courses from an array of disciplines including anthropology, criminology, geography, psychology, social work and sociology into one degree. 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)


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)


30 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, choose three courses. Students need to take a course from three separate rubrics.

ANTH 3311  - Contemporary Cultural Anthropology Credit Hours: 3 OR ANTH 3361  - Anthropology of Food Credit Hours: 3 OR ANTH 3362  - Medicine and Culture Credit Hours: 3

GEOG 4312  - Human Geography Credit Hours: 3 OR GEOG 4321  - Fundamentals of GIS Credit Hours: 3

PSYC 3331  - Theories of Personality Credit Hours: 3 OR PSYC 4315  - Adolescent Psychology Credit Hours: 3 OR PSYC 4382  - Cognitive Psychology Credit Hours: 3

SOCI 4312  - Social Structure: Class, Power, and Status Credit Hours: 3 OR SOCI 4322  - Theories of Society Credit Hours: 3

SWRK 2361  - Introduction to Social Work Credit Hours: 3 OR SWRK 3314  - Diversity and Human Behavior in the Social Environment Credit Hours: 3

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 two of the following six categories. These courses may not be used to fulfill any other requirement.

Criminology Concentration


Elective Requirements (33 hours)


33 hours of electives are required, 30 can be can be taken from any level (1300/2300/3300/4300 level), 3 must be upper level (3300/4300 level).

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