Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science
Trevecca Nazarene University
USD 28,590 / per semester *
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* per 12-18 credit hours
The Bachelor of Science in behavioral science equips students to research and understand how human actions affect relationships, families, commerce, and society. This versatile program prepares graduates to succeed in fields like behavioral science research, personnel management, human development, counseling, human social services, or secondary-level teaching.
- Graduate with the knowledge and experience needed to succeed in a variety of behavioral science fields.
- Take advantage of interdisciplinary coursework.
- Learn from faculty who possess high degrees in their fields, who have relevant and valuable real-world experience, and who make an effort to get to know you personally.
What to Expect
As a student in Trevecca’s Bachelor of Science in a behavioral science program, you’ll benefit from strong liberal arts classes combined with incredible instruction in your field. This interdisciplinary program brings together courses and faculty from both psychology and sociology to give you a broad background in behavioral science.
Core coursework includes information on anthropology, statistics, social groups, research methods, and social analysis. You’ll also study contemporary social problems in American society, learning how humans can work together toward powerful and lasting solutions.
Why Choose Trevecca?
Founded in 1901 and a leader in online education for more than two decades, Trevecca helps students discover and pursue an individual calling by providing innovative instruction; cultivating a supportive, Christ-centered community; and establishing relationships that open doors.
Recognized nationally and locally for academic quality, Trevecca has earned a reputation for providing the world with servant leaders, problem solvers, and difference makers. Trevecca’s holistic approach to education encompasses intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual growth.
As a Christian university, we aim to produce servant leaders who will impact their fields with a strong educational foundation and deep integrity. We’ll help behavioral science majors develop a holistic perspective and compassionate spirit that will prepare them for meaningful service in behavioral sciences or other related fields.
General Education — 48 hours
Exception: PSY 2010 or SOC 2010 counts as Behavioral Choice in Human Sciences Tier.
Major — 33 hours
Core Requirements — 21 hours
- SOC 2010 General Sociology 3
- PSY 2010 General Psychology 3
- PSY 2060 Behavioral Science Statistics 3
- SOC 2300 Social Science Statistics 3
- PSY 3000 Behavioral Science Research Methods 3
- CJS 3000 Social Science Research Methods and Design 3
- PSY 4150 Abnormal Psychology 3
- PSY 4600 Senior Seminar: Historical and Current Perspectives 3
- SOC 3200 Social Problems 3
PSY 2060, SOC 2300, PSY 3000, and CJS 3000: Students should choose PSY 2060 and PSY 3000 or SOC 2300 and CJS 3000.
Electives from Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, or Criminal Justice Studies (with advisor approval) — 12 hours
Minor (student’s choice) — 18-21 hours
General Electives — 18-21 hours
Total Credit Hours: 120
With a Bachelor of Science in behavioral science, you’ll have a versatile degree that prepares you for roles like these.
- Behavioral science research
- Personnel management
- Human development
- Human social services
- Teaching at the secondary level
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