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 is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of the discipline of behavioral science, which aims 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, and the interaction of genetics with social and cultural environments. Students develop a knowledge repertoire of findings in behavioral science and its many subfields, including psychology, as well as an understanding of the systematic observational methodologies used in scientific inquiry. Students also study the application of psychology to the realms of public health, organizational settings, and the working world. This program fosters practical knowledge with enduring career applicability, including analytical, logical, and critical thinking skills.

Refer to the university catalog for our BA in Behavioral Science program with optional minor courses in Accounting, Business, General Studies, Human Resource Management, or Information Technology.

Degree Summary

PROGRAM LENGTH

189 weeks (approx. 3.6 years) Starting a new course each month, with no transfer credit

PROGRAM LEVEL

Bachelor Degree Total Credits: 120

TUITION AND FEES

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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