Welcome to Behavioral Sciences

Explore the connections between mind, behavior and society within Millikin’s Behavioral Sciences Department. Get involved with meaningful causes, perform graduate-level research and deepen your understanding of society and the individuals within.

Perform Graduate-Level Research

All Psychology majors have the opportunity to be involved in research. Students complete a senior Psychology Capstone research project under the direction of a faculty member, resulting in a research paper that can accompany their applications to graduate schools. While at Millikin, Human Services majors have a wide range of opportunities for research with faculty.

Develop Expertise with Professional-Grade Software

The Behavioral Sciences Computer Lab is equipped with 10 computers that use specialized software for statistical analysis and research. It includes the same software for computerized experimentation in psychology that is used by researchers around the world.

Intern with Local Agencies

The final experiential course, which completes the Human Services clinical experience, is a Capstone Internship. Students are placed as an intern in a selected learning site at a community, state, social service, or welfare agency.

Career Paths

Millikin graduates are extremely employable; 99% of students gain employment or entrance into graduate or professional school within six months of graduation.

Places of employment for our students have included Big Brothers Big Sisters, Macon Resources, Growing Strong of Decatur, Illinois Department of Corrections, Heritage Behavioral Healthcare, Webster-Cantrell Hall, Lutheran Child and Family Services, community mental health centers, various regional hospitals, senior care centers, long-term care facilities, and assisted-living facilities.

Behavioral Science News

Department News

Millikin University Psychology Major
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Millikin Psychology students present research at national conference
May 19, 2022, 1:45pm
Student research showcased at Midwestern Psychological Association Conference Each year, the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA) hosts its annual meeting in Chicago, Ill., to...
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Big Blue Backpacks
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Big Blue Backpacks kicks off year six of addressing food insecurity in local community
September 17, 2021, 11:45am
Millikin organization announces expansion, will serve 160 students with meals Big Blue Backpacks, a Millikin University-based organization seeking to address food insecurity in the Decatur...
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Mary Garrison Millikin University
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Millikin professor offers insight into current job market trends for social work
October 5, 2020, 1:15pm
Professor Mary Garrison weighs in how young graduates entering the industry can be prepared The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in more ways than one. Among the changes is the...
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Big Blue Backpacks
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Big Blue Backpacks kicks off year five of addressing food insecurity in local community
September 11, 2020, 1:45pm
Millikin organization begins another year of providing nourishment to students in need Big Blue Backpacks, a Millikin University based organization seeking to address food insecurity in...
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Shania Dvorak Millikin University
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Real-world experiences guide Millikin student's career path in Human Services
September 2, 2020, 1:45pm
Psychology and human services major preps for the next step: Graduate School Shania Dvorak, a senior psychology and human services major from Palatine, Ill., is stacking up her experience...
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