2018-19 Academic Catalog 
    
    Mar 25, 2019  
2018-19 Academic Catalog

Behavioral Sciences, BA


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About the Program


The Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Sciences (BABS) is designed to give students the necessary background for entry-level employment in social services, currently one of the fastest-growing fields in the Midwest. It also provides a solid foundation for students wishing to pursue graduate work in psychology or sociology.

Degree Requirements


  • 120 Credit Hours
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation

PNW General Education Core (30 Credits Minimum)


Supplemental Core (30 Credits)


  • Modern Language (6 Credits)
  • U.S. Tradition (3 Credits)
  • Western Heritage (3 Credits)
  • Global Cultures (3 Credits)
  • Literature and the Arts (3 Credits)
  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity (3 Credits)
  • Gender Issues (3 Credits)
  • Social Ethics (3 Credits)
  • Individual and Society (3 Credits)

Electives (48 Credits)


Psychology Elective Courses (6 Credits)


Two (2) Psychology elective courses at 20000 level or above

Sociology Elective Courses (6 Credits)


Two (2) Sociology elective courses at 20000 level or above

History Elective (3 Credits)


Anthropology Elective Course (3 Credits)


Anthropology elective course at 20000 level or above

Anthropology, Sociology, or Psychology Courses (6 Credits)


Two (2) Anthropology, Sociology, or Psychology courses at 30000 level or above

Free Electives (24 Credits)


Total 120 Credits Required


Degree Map


Requirements


Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA):  2.0 GPA

Experiential Learning (EL):  One EL course required.  EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title.

General Education Core:  General Education notations can be found within the course description.  Please click on a course to see if it meets a Gen Ed requirement.

Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study. 

Courses that are only offered on one campus will be noted by an (H) for Hammond, or (W) for Westville.

Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.

Semester 1 (15 Credits)


Semester 2 (15 Credits)


Semester 4 (15 Credits)


Semester 5 (15 Credits)


Semester 6 (15 Credits)


  • Literature and Arts
  • Sociology Elective
  • Psychology Elective
  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity
  • Hisotry Elective

Semester 7 (15 Credits)


  • Anthropology, Sociology, or Psychology Elective
  • Social Ethics
  • Psychology Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Free Elective

Semester 8 (15 Credits)


Additional Information and Guidelines


The Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Sciences (BABS) is designed to give students the necessary background for entry-level employment in social services, currently one of the fastest-growing fields in the Midwest. It also provides a solid foundation for students wishing to pursue graduate work in psychology or sociology.

Employment Opportunities

Entry Level:

Social Services Case Manager, Community Health Care Worker, Social Service Specialist, Community and Social Service Specialists, Correctional Officer, Protective Service Worker, Healthcare Support, Teacher Assistant, Healthcare Educator, Security Officer

Additional Education/Training:

Child & Family Specialist, Addictions, Counselor, Youth & Chemical Dependency Specialist, Social Worker, Education Teachers, Elementary, Education Teachers, Secondary, Kindergarten Teacher, Teacher and Instructor, All other, Nursing Assistant, Psychiatric Aides

Resources


The 8 semester plan of study is a recommended sequence of classes designed to show how this program can be completed within four years.

Visit the 15 to Finish website for information and resources.

For career information, check out “What Can I Do With this Major?”

For Financial Aid eligibility, click here. Annual FAFSA filing deadline is March 10. Financial Aid recipients are required to complete 30 credits per calendar year to stay eligible for the standard financial aid award.

Financial Guarantee: If you follow the degree map and find a course unavailable, you may be able to take the course for free in a future semester.  Certain exclusions apply. 

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