Important characteristics of our programs

The Behavioral Sciences Department explores the connections between mind, behavior, and society. Pursuing a major or minor in Human Services, or Psychology will prepare you for graduate studies in counseling, psychology, or social work. You'll also be well equipped to begin employment in a variety of social service, organizational, or research settings.

  • All coursework is grounded in the scientific method within a liberal arts framework. The scientific method provides the foundation for your ability to critically analyze complex, real-world problems, as well as evaluate the merits of various tentative solutions. 
  • Your studies, on and off-campus, will prepare you to understand the role diversity plays in the analysis of human behavior.
  • Training in ethics and professional standards is an integral part of your career preparation and is crucial to your personal and professional success.
  • Your program of study culminates with an internship or research project that demonstrates your ability to apply your knowledge and skills to deliver services in a clinical setting or conduct laboratory research.