Behavioral Science

The Behavioral Science Bachelor of 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 Masters degree in Psychology, Sociology, or Criminal Justice.

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Program Outcomes

Demonstrate utilizing the American Psychological Association format for writing research papers.
Apply concepts learned not only to the field of behavioral science but in life in general.
Demonstrate the difference between criminal and civil crimes.
Understand the ethical principles as it pertains to the program.
Apply the various theories as it pertains to real world situations.

Course Requirements

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Credit Hours Required: 120

    Required Professional Courses 25 Credits
    SS 110 – Intro to Sociology – 3 credits


    PSY 110 – Intro to Psychology – 3 credits


    PSY/SS 230 – Pseudoscience and Controversy – 3 credits


    SS 220 or BHSC 320 – Research Methods – 4 credits


    MATH 210 – Intro to Statistics – 3 credits


    BHSC 350 – Social Psychology – 3 credits


    BHSC 425 – Ethical Issues in BHSC – 3 credits


    BHSC 470 – BHSC Capstone – 3 credits

    Professional Electives 33 Credits

    Students are required to complete 33 semester hours of elective professional courses. 8 must be at the 300/400 Level

    General Education Requirements 35 Credits

    English/Communications – 9 credits
    ENG 110 – Speech – 3 credits
    ENG 112 – Comp I – 3 credits
    ENG 212 – Comp II – 3 credits


    Dakota Studies (Choose One) – 3 credits
    DKT 120/DKT 130/DKT 140 – 3 credits


    General Education – 4 credits
    GEN 187,188, and 189 or GEN 101 – 3 credits
    GEN 270 – Capstone – 1 credits


    Humanities – 3 credits
    select one


    Social Science – 6 credits
    His or Gov – 3 credits
    SS or PSY – 3 credits


    Math – 3 credits
    MATH 130 – College Algebra – 3 credits


    Science – 4 credits
    select one


    Computer Science – 3 credits
    CST 141 – Micro Applications – 3 credits


    Optional Minor 27 Credits

    If choosing a minor, must have 27 credits in chosen minor

    Degree Requirements 120 Credits

    Required Professional Courses – 25 credits
    Professional Electives – 33 credits
    General Education Requirements – 35 credits
    Optional Minor– 27 credits

Tuition & Fees

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.

Cost to complete the program within normal time (based on 15 credits per semester for 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

Course Catalog

The course catalog provides course schedule and detailed descriptions.

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