Our Behavioral Science Program

Available in: Undergraduate College & Evening Undergraduate

The Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science at Columbia College is an interdisciplinary degree. Students receive a broad foundation in anthropology, psychology, sociology, and related fields to understand behavior and learn about the effects of human reactions and emotions on social interaction, decision-making, and relationships. They also study cultural norms and standards and understand root causes of social issues such as racism, classism, or gender bias. Students also study deviant behavior for the purposes of investigative/forensic work.

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My experience here at CC from freshmen year until now as a senior has been one of freedom to explore life and new points of interest in my major of Behavioral Science as well those outside of it such as music, philosophy, and biology. 

Ashley Patterson '20

Career Opportunities

A degree in Behavioral Science will enable you to move forward in a career such as: 

  • Corporate Coaching
  • Economic Analysis
  • Market Research
  • Human Resources
  • Non-profits            
  • Criminology/Criminal Profiling 

The Columbia College Difference

A bachelor's degree in Behavioral Science enables the graduate to move forward in diverse career fields such as social work, occupational therapy, criminal justice, or social analysis and planning. This program also provides a strong foundation for graduate studies in psychology, sociology or anthropology.

In the Behavioral Science program, students use scientific methods to learn the motives for certain types of behavior, or how the way that we behave influences others. Our students learn to use interviews, observation, and many other techniques to apply to knowledge about behavior.
 

Job Opportunities

  • Corporate Coaching
  • Economic Analysis
  • Market Research
  • Human Resources
  • Non-profits            
  • Criminology/Criminal Profiling 

Faculty

Karen C. Thompson, Professor of Psychology
B.S., Bowling Green State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of South Carolina.

 

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