Degree: Associate of Science
Credit Hours Required: 65
The Behavioral Science curriculum is designed for students who intend to seek a career working with people. The curriculum is aimed at allowing students to pursue an occupation in social services/people related jobs. The Behavioral Science Degree will also set the foundation for students who intend to pursue a Baccalaureate degree in Psychology, Sociology, or Criminal Justice.

Program Outcomes:

A. Demonstrate utilizing the American Psychological Association format for writing research papers.
B. Apply concepts learned not only to the field of behavioral science but in life in general.
C. Demonstrate the difference between criminal and civil crimes.
D. Understand the ethical principles as it pertains to the program.
E. Apply the various theories as it pertains to real world situations.
Required Professional Courses 12
SS 110 Introduction to Sociology 3
PSY/SS 230 Pseudoscience & Controversy 3
PSY 205 Life Span Development 3
MATH 210 Introduction to Statistics 3

Professional Electives 12
Students are required to complete 12 semester hours of elective professional courses. These courses must be chosen with permission of the advisor. They may include but are not limited to the following:
PSY/SS 125, PSY 204, PSY 240, SS 210, SS 241, HPS 250, BUS 217
General Education Requirements 41
Please refer back to pages 32-33 of the catalog for a full description of each of these General Education requirements.
English/Communications 6
Math/Science - Math 130 & one science course 7
Humanities 3
Social Science - 6
GEO 120 or HPS 150 AND PYS 110 or SS 120 or SS 135
Dakota Studies 6
Computer Science . 3
General Education 4
General Education Electives 6
Students that come into the program prepared to take 100 level classes, can complete the program in two years (4 semesters) and one summer if taking 15 credits each semester. If a student takes 12 credits, minimum for full-time, the program can be completed in 2.5 years (5 semesters) and one summer.
Behavioral Science Instructor: Vince Owen
Cost to complete the program within normal time (15 credits per semester):
(Based on five semesters)

Tuition $ 8,125
Registration Fee 250
Lab Fee $50 (per lab class) 150
Library Usage/Email Account Fee 150
Building Usage Fee 125
Technical Fee 450
Books and Supplies (estimate) 3,000
Graduation Fee 40
Activity Fee 150
Total $12,440*

* SWC does not participate in any type of loan program.

No special laboratory/equipment is provided nor needed for this program. There are many classrooms and several student areas equipped with computers for students to use.

Due to the program size SWC does not publish graduation rates in order to protect the privacy of the students.

This program prepares students to enter a behavioral science program in a four year university or enter a criminal justice program.



Transfer Information – 34 CFR 668.43

Accreditation, Approval, or Licensure ( 34 CFR 668.41(a) –(d); 34 CFR 668.43 )

Names of associations, agencies, or governmental bodies that accredit,approve, or license the school and its programs.
Procedures for obtaining or reviewing documents describing accreditation, approval, or licensing. 

Academic and Financial Aid Appeal 2017 34 CFR 668.41 (a)-(d), 34 CFR 668.42, 34 CFR 668.43

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99)

Retention Rates 34 CFR 668.41 and Graduation Rates

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