May 24, 2022  
2021-2022 Academic Bulletin 
    
2021-2022 Academic Bulletin

Behavioral Sciences Minor


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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 - 18


To complete a minor in Behavioral Sciences, a student must choose 18 credits from the following areas. A minimum of 9 credits must be selected from courses numbered 300 or above:

  • Anthropology (ANTH)
  • Behavioral Sciences (BHSC)
  • Geography (GEOG)
  • Psychology (PSYC)
  • Sociology (SOCI)

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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