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.
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.