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Have you ever wondered why people do what they do?
Do you want to use knowledge about human behavior to make a positive difference in the lives of others?
The Behavioral Sciences major provides you with the exciting study of the "person in environment." Through scientific education in Psychology and Sociology, you will be equipped to think critically about human behavior in different social contexts, and in response, you will be better able to:
With a holistic understanding of human behavior, you will be well-prepared to enter a broad range careers in:
as well as
You can participate in a semester-long internship, which gives you the chance to put your knowledge into practice in real world environments! You will earn 3 hours of college credit for an internship and may complete 2 internships.
Past internships were completed at:
As a student, you'll work within a Christian environment as you explore and discover how the fields of Psychology and Sociology contribute to understanding the human experience of God's creation. Class sizes are small enough to:
Through service and research opportunities, field assignments and travel courses, you'll also have the chance to go out into the world and then connect your experiences to theories and concepts you are learning about in your classes. For instance, you might spend an hour at McDonald's™ with other students in the class Sociology of Children and Childhood, observing and discussing how powerful corporations shape kinderculture (and have ice cream too!).
Recent graduates of the major have said: