Behavioral Sciences

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Associate of Arts Degree

 The Behavioral Sciences Associate of Arts degree is an academic transfer program designed to introduce students to the fields of Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology.

The course of study provides students with the general education courses consistent with those required of freshmen and sophomores in four-year universities and also provides an introduction to the various career fields within Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology. Maximum transferability to a four-year degree program in Psychology, Sociology, or Anthropology can best be assured when students carefully coordinate their Associate of Arts degree work with the general education requirements of the four-year institution to which they plan to transfer.

 

Program Learning Outcomes

In addition to supporting institutional learning outcomes and building upon the foundational general education outcomes, upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Explain major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and historical trends in Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, and Political Science;
  • Integrate behavioral science principles into community engagement and personal/social responsibility;
  • Demonstrate the use of critical thinking, skeptical inquiry, and the scientific approach to solve problems related to the behavioral sciences;
  • Synthesize research methods appropriate to the discipline into course work and future academic endeavors; incorporate the skills needed to engage effectively in collaborative relationships and teamwork.