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Behavioral Sciences

Associate of Arts

Explore social behaviors

Earn your behavioral sciences degree and gain a solid foundation in a variety of topics to prepare for the future. As a student in this program, you will study concepts, theories and methodologies of the disciplines that comprise social and behavioral sciences. You will also study scientific literacy, quantitative reasoning and global human rights.

Don't stop here. Continue your education and earn your bachelor's degree to land the career you desire.

What you will learn in the behavioral sciences program

  • Global human rights and personality theory
  • Diplomacy and conflict resolution
  • Public policy and human behavior

Curriculum & requirements

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Step outside the classroom and enjoy hands-on learning opportunities and real-world experiences.

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Learning is more than sitting in a classroom

Complete one three-week J-Term course and explore innovative ideas, topics and experiential learning.

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Behavioral sciences curriculum

As a student in the behavioral sciences program, you'll combine core curriculum and degree-specific classes right from the start. That means you can start studying the subjects that most interest you as early as your first semester. All the credits earned in this program will transfer to a bachelor's degree.

Course preview

CRJ 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice
Survey the agencies and processes involved in the administration of criminal justice. This includes a review of the functions of legislature, the police, the prosecutor, the courts and an analysis of the problems of law enforcement in a democratic society.

POL 201: Public Policy
Explore issues and problems in society become part of the political agenda and how governmental policies–economic, social, regulatory, foreign, security, and so on–are formulated, implemented, and evaluated. Students will also explore the politics of the legislative process and a wide array of historical and contemporary policy debates and controversies.

IRPS 220: Global Human Rights
Focus on the political aspects of human rights in a number of contexts: theoretical/philosophical, legal and public policy. Various geographic regions are studied to highlight specific cases of human rights protection and violations. Both Western and non-Western perceptions of human rights form the context for exploring topics pertaining to natural rights, economic/social/cultural rights, civil/political rights, individual and collective rights and the debate between cultural relativism and universal human rights. This course also surveys, through the use of documentaries and movies, some of the most critical and controversial human rights (e.g. self-determination, genocide/ethnocide, women’s and children’s rights and labor rights) and the relevant mechanisms and institutions for the successful implementation of human rights norms, standards and practices.

Behavioral sciences jobs and careers

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