Behavioral and Social Science

This program is designed for students with the interest and passion for helping people.

Required Courses

Course descriptions and course schedules (PDF)

General Education

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours

ENGL 101 & 102

Written Communication II & Written Communication III

6

COMM 171/172

Interpersonal Communication/ Speech Communication 

3

XXX

Foreign Language/ Intercultural Communication

3

MATH 109

Excursions in Math (or higher)

3

THEO 110

Exploring the Christian Faith

3

BIBL 215

Old Testament Literature

3

BIBL 216

New Testament Literature

3

XXX

Science (lab optional)

3

XXX

History/Economics/Sociology/Psycology/Social Science Elective

6

XXX

Fine Arts/Art/Music/Literature/Theater Elective

3

 

General Education Credits

36

XXX

Other Elective Credits

36

 

Total General Education/Elective Credit

72

Major Courses

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours

BSS 278

Intro to the Human Service Profession

3

BSS 279

Introduction to Research

3

BSS 280

Introduction to Counseling Theories

3

BSS 302

Casework Methods and Writing in the Human Services Profession

3

BSS 371

Interviewing & People Helping Skills

3

BSS 375

Crisis Intervention

3

BSS 380

Group Facilitation in the Human Services Profession

3

BSS 410

Administration of Human Service Agencies

3

BSS 420

Research & Program Evaluation

3

BSS 498

Internship in Human Services

3

PSYC 288

Life Span Development

3

SOC 202

Racial & Cultural Minorities

3

Select 12-13 Hours from the courses below

ADC 301

Principles of Addiction

3

ADC 320

Motivational Intervention & Cognative Behavior Therapy

3

ADC 330

Theories of  Addiction Treatment

3

CRMJ 101

Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System

3

CRMJ 201

Juvenile Justice System

3

CRMJ 301

Criminal Law

3

MF 301

Family Systems & Family Development

3

MH 301

Principles of Mental Health

3

PSYC 386

Personality Theories

3

PSYC 481

Abnormal Psychology

4

SOC 252

Marriage & Family

3

SOC 305

Parenting

3

Major Course Credits

48-49

General Education/Elective Credits

72

Total Bachelor of Science in Behavioral and Social Science Credits

120

Program Features

Tuition and Fees

Adult and Graduate Tuition

Tuition Charges
Nontraditional Programs $405 per credit hour
Nursing BSN Degree Completion $405 per credit hour
Graduate Programs
Ministry/Theology $315 per credit hour
Education $395 per credit hour
Transition-to-Teaching $395 per credit hour
Other (MA, MBA, MSN, MAC) $455 per credit hour

 

Service Assessment (per semester) for all programs:

  • Full-time undergraduate nontraditional students: $175
  • Full-time graduate students: $150
  • All part-time students: $125
  • Summer school: $125

Admission Requirements

Financial Aid and Payment Plan Options

Program Overview

The degree program develops the skills needed for working in social services agencies, religious organizations, extended care facilities and substance abuse centers.

We also offer the B.S. in Behavioral and Social Sciences fully online.

 

Contact Us

Ashlyn Havens

Ashlyn Havens

Titles: AGS Admission Counselor
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School: 574.807.7353