Behavioral Science

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.

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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: Associate of Science

Credit Hours Required: 66

    Required Professional Courses 13 Credits
    SS 110 Introduction to Sociology – 3 credits

    SS 220 Research Methods – 4 credits

    PSY/SS 230 Pseudoscience & Controversy – 3 credits

    MATH 210 Introduction to Statistics – 3 credits

    Professional Electives 12 Credits
    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 – 12 credits
    General Education Requirements 41 Credits
    English/Communications – 6 credits

    Math/Science – One Math course & One Science course – 7 credits

    Humanities (Must be DKT 113) – 4 credits

    Social Sciences – 6 credits

    Dakota Studies – 6 credits

    Computer Science – 3 credits

    General Education – 4 credits

    General Education Electives – 6 credits

    Degree Requirements 66 Credits
    Professional Requirements – 12 credits

    Professional Electives – 9 credits

    General Education Requirements – 41 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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