Welcome to Behavioral Sciences

The Behavioral Sciences Department will provide you with opportunities to explore the connections between mind, behavior, and society. Our programs combine the value of a broad-based liberal arts degree with the rigor of scientific research methods to create a deeper and more meaningful understanding of our society and the people that live in and drive it.

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 Box City
Academic | Behavioral Science | Campus
For 10 Years, Millikin's Box City offers a perspective on homelessness
November 18, 2019, 1:15pm
Bringing hunger and homelessness awareness to the community When the month of November approaches, Professor Mary Garrison gets excited, because she knows Millikin University's annual Box...
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Millikin SNAP Hunger Challenge
Academic | Behavioral Science | Campus
Millikin students experience the SNAP Hunger Challenge
October 2, 2019, 12:15pm
Can you live on $4.47 a day? Imagine yourself only having $4.47 per day to use for food. It makes it difficult to afford nutritious food items and to stay healthy. A group of Millikin...
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Millikin Box City
Academic | Behavioral Science | Campus
Millikin students construct 'Box City' to raise awareness
November 13, 2018, 11:15am
Annual event brings hunger and homelessness awareness to local community Cold and wintry conditions couldn't keep a group of Millikin University students from bringing awareness about...
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SNAP Hunger Challenge
Academic | Behavioral Science | Campus
Millikin students experience SNAP Hunger Challenge
September 17, 2018, 10:45am
What's it like to live on $4.47 a day? September is Hunger Action Month, an opportunity for people to take action on the hunger crisis and engage in finding a solution. Each year, a week...
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