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Behavioral Sciences

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.

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 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.

  • ProspectiveStudents

    Whether you hope to understand human behavior, improve the human condition or observe emerging societal trends, Millikin’s Behavioral Sciences Department has the tools you need to pursue a fulfilling career in the humanities. 

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  • Programs of Study

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      Human Services

      This major provides you with the cross-disciplinary perspective necessary for launching a career or graduate study in the fields of social work or human services.
    • Psychology


      This major will provide you with an understanding of psychology from its most basic level (neuroanatomy) to its most interactional level (sociocultural).
    • Psychology Minor

      Psychology Minor

      The minor in psychology is an excellent complement to other majors. Elective coursework will allow you to select courses to tailor the minor to your needs.
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      Human Services Certificate

      The purpose of the Human Service certificate is to provide foundational skills necessary for entry level professionals to deliver essential services to individuals experiencing barriers related to mental health, substance use, poverty, etc.
  • Big Blue Pantry

    Millikin University's Big Blue Pantry provides non-perishable food items, hygiene products and school supplies to students who are food insecure. Through their work, students can spend their time focusing on academics instead of worrying about their next meal.


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