Behavioral Science

The Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science is designed to prepare students to describe, understand, and predict the behavior of living organisms. Behavioral science uses an integrative approach to the study of factors influencing behavior, including early childhood development and processes operating in older ages; sensory experience and complex cognition; normal development and pathological conditions; public health issues and organizational settings; and the interaction of genetics with social and cultural environments.

Behavioral Science (Bachelor of Arts)

The Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science program offers students a basic foundation in the various divisions of behavioral science, including biopsychology, human development, mental health systems, research methods, social psychology, and other areas of study. This major has broad and current application in human services positions and can provide a solid base for advanced study in myriad behavioral science disciplines. Participation in this program will enhance a student’s understanding of human cognition, behavior, and emotion.

Degree Summary


181 weeks (approx. 3.5 years) Starting a new course each month, with no transfer credit


Bachelor Degree Total Credits: 120


Total: $30,000 Books and Supplies: $0

Program Learning Outcomes

1 Explain the theories and empirical studies of information processing, language, intelligence, motivation, emotion, learning, and memory.
2 Discriminate between normal and abnormal development and behavior including psychopathology.
3 Explain the theories and research in social cognition and personality, including attraction, the self, individual differences, and group behavior.
4 Evaluate the different approaches to treatment, including counseling and psychopharmacology, and the supportive systems that administer these treatments.
5 Apply the scientific method to theoretical inquiry and real-world problems while identifying the different research methodologies used in each theoretical approach to human cognition and behavior and drawing sound inferences from data with ethical research standards.
6 Explain the application of behavioral science to the workplace, including group dynamics, organizational behavior, conflict, and diversity.

Courses of Study and Requirements

Credits Required for Degree Completion 126 CREDITS


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