Behavioral Science Bachelor’s Programs
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
People fascinate you. They always have. Chances are you enjoy the chance to people watch and try to determine what makes people tick. Even so, you may not have realized that there is a way to put that interest and curiosity to work in a career.
Behavioral Science Major (36 credits)
The Behavioral Science major provides students with a disciplinary—and disciplined—understanding of how scientists think about and understand human behavior. In today’s world, understanding how people think and act on the job is critical to an organization’s success. Learning the theory and its ramifications is vital to solving real-world problems.
The Behavioral Science major is structured around proposed learning goals and outcomes as specified by the American Psychological Association. Students are expected to demonstrate mastery of knowledge and methods in experimental behavioral science, as well as critical thinking skills, ethics and values, information and technological literacy, communication skills and personal development.
To provide the right blend of foundational knowledge and personal intellectual curiosity, the program incorporates four required courses and eight additional courses of the student’s choosing from a list of 15 options.
- Introduction to Behavioral Science
- Research and Evaluation in Behavioral Science
- Statistical Analysis and Research Methods
- Integrative Capstone in Behavioral Science
Elective Courses (students choose eight courses from the following)
- Social Environment and Human Behavior
- Science of Positive Psychology
- Life Span Development
- Community Psychology
- Disorders of Human Behavior
- Health and Human Behavior
- Principles of Organizational Behavior
- Industrial and Organizational Psychology
- Organizational Socialization
- Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management
- Power and Politics in Organizations
- Best Practices in Organizations
- Organizational Research
- World Class Organizations
- Organizational Design and Development