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BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

How We Stand Out

  • Accessible Faculty – A low student-to-faculty ratio allows students to interact frequently with faculty as they receive advising and pursue their academic career.
  • Preparation for the Future – Our programs are designed to provide all students with what they need to enter the workforce or pursue further education.
  • Solid Research Experience – Classes in research methods equip students to learn and conduct research, an essential skill for those who will seek admission to graduate programs.
  • Christian Worldview – An added Christian dimension integrates theology with psychology and sociology in the classroom. Many students choose majors in sociology, psychology or social work to prepare for work in a ministry environment. We also have many who double major with Christian studies.

Opportunities for Students

  • Pi Gamma Mu – Juniors or seniors can join this international honor society for the social sciences.
  • Cross-Cultural Learning – Students have opportunity to earn class credit through faculty-led cross-cultural travel experiences.
  • Professional Conferences – Faculty offer students opportunities to attend professional conferences which often include student presentations.

Preparing Students for Future Success

  • Prepared for Continued Study - Many sociology and psychology majors continue to pursue graduate degrees, and our programs are designed to equip graduates to excel as they do. Graduates most often pursue a master in counseling, social work, psychology, or sociology. Many also pursue one of a variety of seminary degrees.
  • Prepared for the Workforce – Most social work majors enter the workforce after graduation, although if they choose to take fundamental research courses, they can also successfully pursue graduate work.
  • Variety of Job Opportunities – Majors in psychology, sociology or social work prepare graduates for many job markets, including government service, case management, social services, protective services, and Christian ministry.

Majors Offered

Contact Information

Academics Office
573-629-3092