Behavioral Science Bachelor’s Program
"Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge."
People have always fascinated you. Maybe you even enjoy the chance to people watch, trying to determine what makes people tick. However, it is possible that you haven't realized that there is a way to put that keen interest in people's behavior to work in a career. With the Behavioral Science program at Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement, you can turn your passion for people into concentrated study.
Behavioral Science Program Overview (36 credits)
The Behavioral Science major provides students with a disciplined understanding of how scientists think about and understand human behavior. In today's world, discerning how people think and act on the job is critical to an organization's success. Learning both the theory and ramifications of human behavior is vital to solving real-world problems.
The Behavioral Science major is structured around the American Psychological Association's proposed learning goals and outcomes. Students must be able 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 a strong balance of foundational knowledge and stimuli for personal intellectual curiosity, receipt of the Behavioral Science Bachelor's Degree requires completion of a specialized curriculum. Four core courses and eight additional elective courses of the students' choosing are essential to this major.
Behavioral Science Program Required Courses
- Introduction to Behavioral Science
- Research and Evaluation in Behavioral Science
- Statistical Analysis and Research Methods
- Integrative Capstone in Behavioral Science
Students also choose eight elective courses from the following 15 options
- 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