Apr 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Bulletin 
2020-2021 Academic Bulletin

Behavioral Sciences BS

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Behavioral Sciences studies the ways in which people respond to the world around them. As a broad field, it encompasses several more specific fields including Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology. At Andrews University, Behavioral Sciences provides students with a broad understanding of human behavior by taking classes in all three fields.

Total Credits - 124

Major - 39

Electives - 24

Electives selected in consultation with an advisor from at least two of the areas offered in the department to total 39 credits.

Suggested Andrews Core Experience Courses

Additional Information

Computer Policy

In the Behavioral Sciences, the computer is an indispensable tool for collecting and working with data, accessing scientific reports, and for writing and critical thinking. As a result, the Department of Behavioral Sciences requires students to have a laptop computer in order to meet the requirements of the curriculum. Students are responsible for maintaining their computer with the required software appropriate for the courses they are enrolled in as they progress through the curriculum. Use of the computer varies by course.

Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program a student will be able to:

  • Think critically about human thought and behavior in individuals, sociocultural and ecological systems
  • Select credible sources of evidence from the behavioral sciences, and specifically in the areas of anthropology, sociology and psychology science
  • Conduct effective research projects from design through data interpretation
  • Apply ethical standards to scholarship and practice in the Behavioral Sciences
  • Apply principles and skills from Behavioral Sciences to serve their communities
  • Write effectively about theories, data, and practice in the Behavioral Sciences
  • Speak effectively about theories, data, and practice in the Behavioral Sciences
  • Prepare a professional plan for life after graduation
  • Apply principles from the Behavioral Sciences to understand and influence the development of faith across the life span
  • Know the key themes in relevant disciplines in the Behavioral Sciences

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