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.
- Social Work (Bachelor of Arts or Science)
- Psychology (Bachelor of Arts or Science)
- Sociology (Bachelor of Arts or Science)
Contact InformationAcademics Office