Behavioral Sciences Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Sciences

Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree must complete the following in addition to the Concordia Common Experience Curriculum and major requirements:

General Education Requirements

Global/Cultural

3 hours from one of the following courses:

    • ENG 2301 World Literature: Classicism
    • HIS 2321 History of Western Civilization to 1715
    • HIS 2322 Western Civilizations from 1715
    • HIS 3308 Asian History and Culture
    • HIS 3301 History of Mexico
    • HIS 3314 Traditions/Values of Classical Civilizations
    • HON 3311 Critical Thinking about Great Texts
    • PHL 3301 Survey of Western Philosophy

Modern or Classical Language

Complete two consecutive terms (at least six credit hours) of a non-English language.

Supporting Course Requirements: (15 hours)

    • MTH 1351 College Algebra or higher
    • PSY 1311 Introduction to Psychology
    • SOC 1301 Introduction to Sociology
    • ANT 1301 Introduction to Anthropology
    • PSY 2341 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Behavioral Sciences Major Requirements: (37 hours)

Lower Level

    • SOC/HIS 2306 Race Ethnic Relations
    • PSY 2301 Life Span Development
    • PSY/SOC 2491 Research Methods Scientific Writing in the Behavioral Sciences

Upper Level

    • COM/PSY 3304 Group Dynamics
    • PSY 3332 Personality Theories
    • SOC 3302 Marriage Family
    • SOC 3321 Sociological Theory
    • PSY/SOC 3330 Social Psychology

Plus two upper level courses from each of the following disciplines not taken in Supporting Coursework: Psychology (6 hrs.) Sociology (6 hrs.)

Elective Hours:

A sufficient number of credit hours to bring the total number of hours to 128, of which 39 must be upper level.


Ann Schwartz, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology
Director, Behavioral Sciences Major
Cedel Hall C-180
512.313.5417

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