May 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin 
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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 - 120

Major - 42

Major 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)

Note: HONS 345H What is Other? also qualifies as a major elective for students who are in the J.N. Andrews Honors Program.

Suggested General Electives

The following courses are recommended major or general electives that may also count towards ACE requirements.

General Education (Andrews Core Experience)

Students must fulfill all Bachelor’s Degree requirements listed in the Andrews Core Experience .

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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