Bachelor of Arts In Behavioral Science

The Behavioral Science major is a broad program drawn from the modern behavioral sciences of anthropology, psychology, and sociology and includes the full methodological skills common to those behavioral sciences. The program also includes a Christian perspective of theology as a behavioral science. The major prepares graduates for employment in social service careers, and for graduate study in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology. Students are encouraged to pursue a complimentary minor.

Behavioral Science Major (53 units) BA

  • Student Learning Outcomes
    • Content Knowledge and Theories consistent with the standards of APA, AAA, and ASA
      • Explain the major historical theories of psychology, anthropology, sociology and their influence on developing theories, the individual and society
      • Understand and critique methods of critical analysis/research and articulate their influence on the field of psychology, anthropology, and sociology for an understanding of human behavior
      • Verbalize and analyze the terminology of psychology, anthropology, sociology and theology
    • Critical thinking skills, analysis and synthesis of the research literature across the behavioral sciences including psychology, anthropology, and sociology
      • Use and apply psychology, anthropology, and sociology concepts to explain personal experiences and recognize the limitations of personal experience in understanding empirical phenomenon
      • Differentiate the behavioral science theoretical foundations from pseudoscience/anecdote as well as develop an understanding of cultural perspectives
      • Contrast and compare Western Culture and the Judeo-Christian worldview
      • Use quantitative and/or qualitative analyses to argue for or against a particular hypotheses within specific contexts (research, professional practice and daily living)
    • Communication: speaking and writing skills; technology literacy and research skills consistent with the standards of APA, AAA, and ASA
      • Conduct and write a review that summarizes part of the anthropology, psychology, and sociology literature, applying fundamental strategies such as a thesis focus, an informative middle and an effective conclusion resulting from effective drafting, revising, and editing
      • Use and define terms and concepts of the discipline and applying them appropriately, showing a strong & direct link between concepts and assigned reading
      • Deliver effective oral presentations in a variety of communication settings, using standard diction of American English in a professional manner including dress and demeanor
      • Lead and participate effectively in group discussions, applying active listening skills and a respect for diverse views in interpersonal settings
      • Select the most appropriate sources and databases for accessing and obtaining the needed information. Examines and compares information from various sources in order to ascertain the reliability, validity, accuracy, authority, timeliness, and point of view or bias of a given source
    • Integrity/values: academic integrity, discipline specific ethical issues; an understanding of ethics; respect for social diversity
    • Project management: team work skills; informed participation in multiple levels of community applying academic studies to the workplace and professional environments

Lower Division Requirements

PSY213 General Psychology
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This introductory course is a survey of the processes of adjustment, growth, learning, remembering, perception, sensation, socialization, and emotions. It is meant to better equip students to understand and articulate their own life experiences, as well as improve their understanding of the behavior of others. This course is a prerequisite to all other courses in Psychology. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

PSY213-B
Smith, Erin I.
09/06/2016 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS ONLN
PSY213-A
Smith, Erin I.
09/06/2016 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS ONLN
PSY213-C
Mahaffey, Cristin Michelle
09/06/2016 M 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 109
PSY213-D
Wallace, Douglas S
09/06/2016 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS A112
PSY213-F
Nardi, Nicholas M.
09/06/2016 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS A112
PSY213-A
Smith, Erin I.
01/11/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 250
PSY213-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 250
PSY213-C
Pelletier, Joseph P.
01/11/2017 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 250
PSY213-E
Mauldin, Kristin N.
01/11/2017 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 250
PSY213-F
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 250
PSY213-D
Pelletier, Joseph P.
01/11/2017 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 204

Choose one (1) of the following courses

ANT225 Cultural Anthropology
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A general survey of Cultural Anthropology from a behavioral, cognitive, and material perspective and viewed as a social science, focuses on cultural factors that affect human behavior, including a brief overview of the four major fields of anthropology. Topics include cultural change, language, family, religious practices, economic subsistence patterns, and political power systems. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

ANT225-C
Melika, Ash
09/06/2016 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 191
ANT225-B
Stokes, H. Bruce
09/06/2016 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 192
ANT225-E
Goodman, Julie Marcele
09/06/2016 M 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM BUS B110
ANT225-A
Melika, Ash
09/06/2016 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS B252
ANT225-D
Melika, Ash
09/06/2016 M 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 203
ANT225-F
Goodman, Julie Marcele
09/06/2016 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 204
ANT225-A
Melika, Ash
01/11/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS
ANT225-B
Melika, Ash
01/11/2017 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS
ANT225-C
Stokes, H. Bruce
01/11/2017 M 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS
ANT225-D
Melika, Ash
01/11/2017 - BUS 202
ANT225-E
Goodman, Julie Marcele
01/11/2017 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 202
ANT225-F
Goodman, Julie Marcele
01/11/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 202

BEH100 Survey of the Behavioral Science
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This course introduces the student to the primary Behavioral Sciences of Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology and Christian Behavioral Sciences. The course addresses human beings and behavior from the distinctive theoretical perspectives of each of these behavioral sciences. General subject areas include theory and methodology of Behavioral Science research, human biology and behavior, personality and human development in a socio-cultural context, behavior in the context of ethics and values, and social and cultural change. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

BEH100-A
Moore, Marilyn
09/06/2016 M 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS B220
BEH100-B
Pearce, Kenneth C.
09/06/2016 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 124
BEH100-A
Pearce, Kenneth C.
01/11/2017 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 124

SOC213 Introduction to Sociology
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A general introduction to the scientific study of human behavior in social settings. It includes major theories of human behavior in terms of culture, socialization, primary groups, stratification and social class, population, family, religion, and social change. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

SOC213-D
Wallace, Douglas S
09/06/2016 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 191
SOC213-A
Wallace, Douglas S
09/06/2016 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 183
SOC213-C
Minton, Carol
09/06/2016 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 109
SOC213-B
Wallace, Douglas S
09/06/2016 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 183
SOC213-A
Moore, Marilyn
01/11/2017 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS
SOC213-B
Wallace, Douglas S
01/11/2017 M 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS
SOC213-C
Wallace, Douglas S
01/11/2017 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS

Methodology Requirements

BEH255 Found Skills in Behav Sciences I
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This course is an overview of the collection, treatment, and interpretation of data in research and testing. Classroom exercises will not include direct use of SPSS. Prerequisite: MAT115 or STA144. (3 Units; Fall/Spring)

BEH255-B
Travis, Erika J.
09/06/2016 TR 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 190
BEH255-C
Mauldin, Kristin N.
09/06/2016 TR 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS B112
BEH255-A
Edge, Cianna Renae
09/06/2016 TR 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS B221
BEH255-A
Travis, Erika J.
01/11/2017 TR 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS
BEH255-B
Travis, Erika J.
01/11/2017 TR 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS

BEH256 Found Skill in Behav Sciences II
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Continuing study of the collection, treatment, and interpretation of data in research and testing of the foundational skills in Behavioral Sciences I. In order to complete the course, student will be required to successfully pass the Pre-Statistics Exam. Prerequisite: BEH255. (3 Units; Fall/Spring)

BEH256-B
Spezzaferri, Mitchell Rae
09/06/2016 TR 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS B252
BEH256-A
Travis, Erika J.
09/06/2016 TR 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 190
BEH256-A
Pelletier, Joseph P.
01/11/2017 TR 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS
BEH256-B
Pelletier, Joseph P.
01/11/2017 TR 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS

BEH333 Epistemology & Worldview
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This course examines the basic models of integrating the Christian faith and modern behavioral sciences, including the development of Biblical examples of worldview and epistemology. Emphasis is placed upon the student's development of a personal theory of integration. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)

BEH333-A
Lewis, Nathaniel P
09/06/2016 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 125
BEH333-A
Stokes, H. Bruce
01/11/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 203

BEH383 Statistics & Rsrch Methodology I
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This course introduces the various quantitative and qualitative methodologies utilized in behavioral science research. Also included are the collection, treatment, and interpretation of data in research and testing using a statistical analysis application. Prerequisite: BEH 256. Three hours lecture, three hours lab. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

BEH383-C
Knabb, Joshua J.
09/06/2016 TR 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 375
BEH383-A
Spezzaferri, Mitchell Rae
09/06/2016 TR 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 367
BEH383-B
Nardi, Nicholas M.
09/06/2016 TR 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 209
BEH383-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 TR 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS B113
BEH383-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 TR 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 209

BEH385 Statistics & Rsrch MethodologyII
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This course presents some of the more complex quantitative and qualitative methodologies utilized in behavioral science research. It builds on the various concepts of quantitative research, qualitative research, data collection, analysis, and interpretation introduced in previous courses. This course continues the development of student proficiency with basic and intermediate functions of a statistical analysis application. Prerequisite: BEH 383. Three hours lecture, three hours lab. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

BEH385-A
Iverson, Nathan David
09/06/2016 TR 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS B113
BEH385-B
Mauldin, Kristin N.
09/06/2016 TR 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS B113
BEH385-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 TR 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS B113
BEH385-B
Pelletier, Joseph P.
01/11/2017 TR 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 209

Upper Division Requirements

ANT325 Physical Anthro & Archeology
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A general survey of Physical Anthropology, including evolutionary theory, the primate fossil record, primatology, human variability, and genetics. The history, methods, and theories of archaeology are also considered - covering all eras of the human past, from prehistoric to modern times.(3 units; Multicultural; Spring)

ANT430 Culture and Personality
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This course focuses on the interaction between personal patterns of behavior and social influences, paying particular attention to media influence and a history of social and psychological perspectives. Students will consider the dynamic between environment and heredity (nature/nurture) as they explore several facets of human behavior. Prerequisite: ANT 225 or BEH 100. (3 units; Fall)

ANT430-A
Goodman, Julie Marcele
09/06/2016 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS B112

CBS350 Development & Discipleship
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This course examines the relationship between human development as it is understood within the Behavioral Sciences and Discipleship as formation, transformation and reformation within the Judeo-Christian Theologies. Subjects include Biblical perspectives on faith development, discipleship, learning, maturity, and biblical life cycle. It further examines development as a biological, cognitive, relational and spiritual process that moves toward maturity and wisdom in the context of life and life to life relationships. Specifically, it addresses this as an overall aspect of discipleship of children and converts within the Judeo-Christian religious traditions. Prerequisite: BEH 333 (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Spring)

CBS350-A
Lewis, Nathaniel P
01/11/2017 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 202

PSY320 Life Span Development
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Principles of psychological development from birth to senescence. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

PSY320-B
Handojo, Virgo
09/06/2016 M 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 166
PSY320-A
Handojo, Virgo
09/06/2016 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 166
PSY320-C
Moore, Marilyn
09/06/2016 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS B220
PSY320-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS
PSY320-B
Handojo, Virgo
01/11/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS

PSY322 Theories of Personality
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Survey of theories of personality emphasizing structure, dynamics, functions, and development of basic attitudes that influence behavior and develop constructive behavior. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

PSY322-B
Handojo, Virgo
09/06/2016 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS B111
PSY322-A
Pearce, Kenneth C.
09/06/2016 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 36A2
PSY322-A
Pearce, Kenneth C.
01/11/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS
PSY322-B
Handojo, Virgo
01/11/2017 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS

PSY346 Abnormal Psychology
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Study of the dynamics, cultural implications and prevention of abnormal behavior including neuroses, psychoses, character disorders, psychosomatic reactions and other abnormal personality patterns. Textual and lecture attention will be given to the impact of the environment and oppressed populations in relation to abnormal behavior. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

PSY346-A
Pearce, Kenneth C.
09/06/2016 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 109
PSY346-B
Aguilar, Jenny Elizabeth Ann
09/06/2016 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 203
PSY346-A
Pearce, Kenneth C.
01/11/2017 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS
PSY346-B
Handojo, Virgo
01/11/2017 M 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS

SOC335 Social Problems
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A study of the nature and meaning of social problems and deviant behavior in American Society. The incidence and characteristics of selected social problems of major public interest will be explored. Prerequisite: BEH 100 or SOC 213. (3 units; Spring)

SOC335-A
Wallace, Douglas S
01/11/2017 M 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS

SOC337 Deviant Behavior
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An overview of causes, implications and social patterns of deviant behavior. Included subjects are role conflict, normlessness, alienation, group deviance and social theory in understanding and correcting social problems that result from deviance. Prerequisite: BEH 100 or SOC 213. (3 units; Fall)

SOC337-A
Wallace, Douglas S
09/06/2016 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 36B

SOC345 Race and Ethnicity
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This course will focus on the sociological approach to the ascribed statuses of race, class, and gender in American Society. Also explores how these social concepts are perceived, reinforced, and altered through social institutions, social interaction, media influence, and the dynamics of social change. Prerequisites BEH 100 or SOC 213. (3 units; Spring)

SOC345-A
Wallace, Douglas S
01/11/2017 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS

SOC381 Social Theory
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This course introduces classical and contemporary sociological theories to examine the fundamental forces that influence human interactions in daily living. Specific emphasis is given to the relationships between social institutions, social and economic power, socially constructed reality, and cultural effects on individual identity, expression, and opportunities in society. Recognition of the differences between the secular patterns of norms and behaviors are paralleled with faith integration on constructs of beliefs and behaviors. Prerequisite: BEH100 or SOC213. (3 units; Fall)

SOC381-A
Moore, Marilyn
09/06/2016 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 204

Optional Concentrations* (12 units)

Students can earn a concentration in the following areas by completing the certificate requirements**: Anthropology, Christian Behavioral Science, Cognitive Psychology, Counseling Ministry, Diversity, Life Span Development, Psychology, Religion and Behavior, or Social Work.

*Each optional concentration requires the completion of twelve (12) distinct units beyond the major.

**Certificate requirements are located in the Academic Program section of the catalog by certificate title.