Social Science

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Program Overview

The behavioral sciences are concerned with the study of human behavior and the human condition. The various disciplines within behavioral science are united in their quest to understand the “whys,” “causes,” and “consequences” of human experience and action.

The behavioral science major is designed to provide the student with an integrated liberal arts background that focuses on behavioral science and fulfills the lower-division requirements for specific upper-division majors. Occupational choices for social scientists are numerous and varied in both the private and public sectors.

Depending on the individual's specialization, career opportunities may be found most frequently in the areas of human services, education, law and criminal justice, government and business administration.

The graduate of the AA program in behavioral science will:

  • Synthesize and apply behavioral science concepts.
  • Use information/data from multiple sources and demonstrate knowledge of research methodologies and multiple theoretical perspectives.
  • Have the ability to use behavioral science methods to identify, formulate and study social problems.
  • Understand the interdisciplinary nature of knowledge and view issues from a holistic perspective.
  • Have college-level knowledge and skills in critical thinking, analysis and written communication.

LOCATION 

Bldg. C
Telephone extension: 3334
Fax number: 347-8715

HOURS

Fall & Spring: 
Monday-Thursday,  9:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday, closed 

Summer: 
Monday-Thursday, 9:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
Friday, closed

Department Chair: Gary Bierly
Department secretary: Cyndi Wheeler

 

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