Behavioral Sciences

Behavioral Sciences studies the ways in which people respond to the world around them. As a broad field, it encompasses several more specific fields including Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology. At Andrews University, Behavioral Sciences provides students with a broad understanding of human behavior by taking classes in all three fields.
OVERVIEW

Program Type: Bachelors Degree
Program Length: 124 Credits
Format: On-Campus
Program Entry: August or January
Entry Deadline for August: July 15
Entry Deadline for January: November 15
COST (per semester)*

Tuition: $14,904
Residence Hall: $2,520
Meal Plan: $1,850
General Fees: $600
Textbooks: $500
* Most students receive scholarships and financial assistance. For more information go to: Finances
To complete a degree at Andrews University, students must complete both the Major Requirements and the Andrews Core Experience Requirements. Some students may elect to apply for the J.N. Andrews Honors Program which replaces the Andrews Core Experience Requirements. For more information see Honors
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

MAJOR: CORE REQUIREMENTS - 15 credits
PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology
SOCI432 Research Methods II
PSYC450 Social Psychology

Choose one of the following options
SOCI119 Principles of Sociology
ANTH124 Introduction to Anthropology
ANTH200 Cultural Anthropology

Choose one of the following options
PSYC269 History and Systems of Psychology
SOCI474 Social Thought and Theory

MAJOR: ELECTIVES - 24 Credits
The remaining 24 credits are to be selected from the available course offerings in the school.

COGNATE - 3 Credits
BHSC230 Research Methods I

SUGGESTED ACE COURSES - 6 Credits
PHIL224 Introduction to Philosophy
BHSC225 Global Social Issues

Official requirements can be found here.
To download a degree plan, click here.
ANDREWS CORE EXPERIENCE

COMM104 Communication Skills
Choose a MATH Course (First Year)
3 Religion courses of choice
HLED135 Wellbeing 360° (First Year)
HIST110 Worldviews, Cultures, & Gods
ENGL215 College Writing II

Choose one of the following (First Year):
RELT100 God & Human Life
RELB210 Jesus in His Time & Ours

Choose one of the following (First Year):
ENGL115 College Writing I
ENGL117 College Writing I: Writing Across Cultures

Choose one of the following:
ART220 Language of Art
ENGL255 Studies in Literature
MUHL214 Enjoyment of Music
MUHL250 Music to Change the world
PHIL224 Intro to Philosophy

Choose one of the following:
INEN221 Intro to Innovation & Entrepreneurship
A Studio Art Course
An Ensemble or Applied music Course
A second course from the list above (ART220, ENGL255, MUHL214, MUHL250, PHIL224)

Choose one of the following
BIOL100 Human Biology
BIOL110 Principles of Biology
CHEM100 Consumer Chemistry
PHYS110 Astronomy

Choose one of the following
ANTH200 Cultural Anthropology
BHSC225 Global Social Issues
ECON208 Principles of Economics
GBST101 Intro to Global Studies
PLSC104 American Government
PSYC101 Intro to Psychology
SOCI119 Principles of Sociology

Official requirements can be found here.
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Phone: 269.471.3152