Behavioral Science - Anthropology, A.S.

The Behavioral Science program is designed for students planning to earn at least a bachelor's degree in a behavioral science area such as anthropology, psychology or sociology. Concentration in the program develops knowledge of human thought and behavior, both individual and collective. The Behavioral Science associate degree program is an excellent choice for students who want to gain a broad and varied educational experience as well as for those who plan in-depth study leading to a professional career. The curriculum focuses on developing the solid foundation of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required for transfer after completion of the associate degree. It prepares students to delve more deeply into variables such heredity, environment and learning that influence human behavior.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this curriculum, students should be able to:

  • Give a brief overview of the sciences of psychology and sociology.
  • Delineate the major methodologies for studying human behavior.
  • Explain the nature of the affective and cognitive domains as they apply to human behavior.
  • Describe three major approaches concerning human development.
  • Cite significant psychological and sociology aspects of human development from the prenatal stage through death and dying.
  • Detail the socialization process.
  • List the causes, classification, treatment of and social responses to mental illness disorder behavior.
  • Delineate major influences that impinge socially and psychologically on the individual in today's complex and diverse society.

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Required CoursesCredits
ENG 100 - Composition I3
ENG 112 - English Composition II: Writing About Literature3
HIS 150 - World Civilizations I3
HIS 160 - World Civilizations II3
COMM 100 - Introduction to Interpersonal Communication3
PSY 140 - General Psychology3
SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 215 - Experiences in Diversity3
SOC 180 - Marriage and The Family3
SOC 210 - Cultural Anthropology3
Required Electives:
  • Humanities Elective 9 Credits
  • Lab Science Elective 8 Credits
  • Mathematics Elective 6-10 Credits
  • Open elective 3 Credits
Program ElectivesCredits
HUM 160 - Introduction to World Religions3
HUM 171 - Western Myths3
HUM 173 - Eastern Mythology3
SOC 240 - Human Geography3

Choose only 2 courses from HUM 160, HUM 171, HUM 173, SOC 240

Total Credits: 62 - 66