Dec 01, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 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


Choose 24 credits of electives from at least two of the following areas in consultation with an advisor.

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

Suggested Andrews Core Experience Courses


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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