Behavioral Science Major featuring a Social Work Track, BS

A major in Behavioral Science with a Social Work Track may lead to entry-level jobs in crisis intervention centers, counseling clinics, community service agencies, or other social agencies. This degree plan includes a practicum in the student’s chosen field of study. Graduate studies normally are required to certify for practice in most agencies and for licensure as a private therapist. This major is primarily designed to be used in preparation for graduate studies in psychology, psychotherapy, professional counseling, or social work.

Requirements for the BS in Behavioral Science

General Education Core 35 hours

(The following general education requirements are covered in the major: Social and Behavioral Science, Global Studies and Diversity. MAT 1103 or MAT 2413 is required to satisfy Critical Thinking/Math Competency.)

Behavioral Science Major 27 hours

PSY 2013General Psychology

3

PSY 2223Life Span Development

3

Choose one: 3 hours

PSY 3013Psychology of Personality

3

PSY 3093History and Systems of Psychology

3

Take all of the following:

PSY 3303Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3

PSY 3323Research Methods in the Social Sciences

3

PSY 3403Intro to Psychotherapy and Counseling

3

PSY 3423Diversity and Cross-Cultural Psychology

3

SWK 4893Social Work Field Practicum

3

PSY 4943Ethics in the Behavioral Sciences

3

Track: Social Work 18 hours

PSY 3413Substance Abuse and Addictive Behavior

3

OR

PSY 4423Psychology of Group Processes

3

 

SWK 2013Introduction to Social Work

3

SWK 3003Human Behavior and the Social Environment

3

SWK 3103Social Welfare and Public Policy

3

SWK 4403Social Work Practice I

3

SWK 4413Social Work Practice II

3

Electives 40 hours

Total Credit Hours: 120