The Behavioral Science Major offers areas of emphasis in Human Services, General Psychology, and Addiction Psychology. Course-work includes the disciplines of psychology and social work.

In all programs in the Behavioral Sciences, following the American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines for ethical behavior is an essential part of psychological training and education. Students are expected to follow the APA guidelines in all fieldwork, class work, and research. If a student’s performance places the welfare of a client or research participant in jeopardy and is determined inappropriate or irresponsible, the student will be removed from the course and additional disciplinary action may be taken.


Expected Outcomes:

  1. The student will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in the behavioral sciences.
  2. The student will understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  3. The student will respect and be able to use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry and, when possible, the scientific approach to problem solving related to behavior and mental processes.
  4. The student will have an understanding and be able to apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.
  5. The student will be able to weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and reflect the values that are the underpinning of the behavioral sciences.

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Option 1: Emphasis in Human Services

The Human Services Option is designed for those students who wish to enter the work force immediately after graduation.

Expected Outcomes (in addition to those for the basic major):
  1. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to counsel individuals and groups.
  2. Graduates will be able to understand assessment instruments and techniques used to arrive at diagnosis and prognosis.
  3. Graduates will be able to provide documentation of symptoms and, functioning through note taking, clear oral and written reports, and case studies, to assist mental health service providers in making diagnostic and intervention decisions.

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Option 2: Emphasis in General Psychology

The general Psychology emphasis provides a background for students who plan to become psychologists, and whose career plans are in areas related to psychology such as law, administration, or the ministry.

Expected Outcomes (in addition to those for the basic major):
  1. Students will be prepared to pursue career plans in psychology or in areas related to psychology such as law, administration, or the ministry.

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Option 3a: Emphasis in Addiction Psychology (Psychology)

A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required to enroll in a practicum in Addiction Psychology or related area.

Expected Outcomes (in addition to those for the basic major):
  1. Students will be able to enter the workforce at an addiction treatment facility.

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Option 3b: Emphasis in Addiction Psychology (Sociology)

A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required to enroll in a practicum in Addiction Psychology or related area.

Expected Outcomes (in addition to those for the basic major):
  1. Graduates will be able to enter the workforce at an addiction treatment facility.

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Option 4: Emphasis in Forensic Psychology

Expected Outcomes:
  1. Students will be able to apply the fundamental principles of psychology in a legal setting
  2. Students will demonstrate the ability to identify psychological disorders associated with criminal acts.
  3. Students will be able to formulate hypothesizes relative to psychological disorders within the framework of legal definitions and regulations.
  4. Students will be able to effectively document case records in forms and processes acceptable to prevailing legal standards.
  5. Students will be able to communicate effectively via oral and written reports.
  6. Students will possess a working knowledge of how crime affects the general society and the balancing of expectations of individual freedoms and public safety concerns.
  7. Students will acquire the skills necessary to succeed in post-graduate work in the field of Forensic Psychology.

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