Minors

The Department of Behavioral Sciences offers minors in many of the same areas as our Majors. Many of our minors are quite flexible, allowing students of all majors to complete coursework in one of the behavioral sciences. Students will select a major and have the option of adding a minor. Minors can be in a field similar to their major, or in a completely different field.
ANTHROPOLOGY MINOR

MINOR REQUIREMENTS - 9 credits
ANTH124 Introduction to Anthropology
ANTH200 Cultural Anthropology

Choose one of these courses
ANTH455 Ethnography
ANTH496 Supervised Fieldwork in Anthropology or Archaeology

ELECTIVES - 11 credits
Students will choose a minimum of 11 credits from ANTH courses or BHSC, SOCI, or PSYC courses in consultation with their advisor.

Students interested in emphasizing archaeology should select:
ANTH205 Introduction to Archaeology
ANTH435 Museum and Lab Methods

Official requirements can be found here.
BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

MINOR REQUIREMENTS - 20 credits
Students seeking a minor in Behavioral Sciences will take a minimum of 20 credits from at least three of these areas: Anthropology, Family Studies, Geography, Psychology, or Sociology.

Official requirements can be found here.
COMMUNITY & INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

MINOR REQUIREMENTS - 20 credits
BHSC230 Research Methods I
BHSC235 Global Social Issues
SOCI408 Emergency Preparedness
SOCI421 Development Theory & Practice
SOCI432 Research Methods II

Choose one of the following courses:
PSYC315 Organization & Human Resources
BSAD355 Principles of Management

MINOR ELECTIVE - 3 credits
Choose one course from ANTH, BHSC, SOCI, or PSYC courses
Recommended: SOCI480 Field Experience

REQUIRED ACE COURSE
ANTH200 Cultural Anthropology

Official requirements can be found here.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE

MINOR REQUIREMENTS - 21 credits
SOCI119 Principles of Sociology
SOCI315 Introduction to Criminal Justice
PLSC260 Introduction to American Law
PLSC326 American Political Institutions: Judiciary

Choose one of the following courses:
SOCI235 Police Organization, Administration, & Community Dynamics
SOCI345 Juvenile Delinquency
PLSC335 Criminal Law

Choose 6 credits from the following courses
SOCI366 Drugs & Behavior
SOCI408 Emergency Preparedness
SOCI425 Racial & Ethnic Relations
BHSC225 Global Social Issues
COMM435 Crisis Communications
PLSC366 Terrorism & Political Theory
PSYC450 Social Psychology
PSYC454 Theories of Personality
PSYC460 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior
SOWK440 Assessment & Treatment of Victims of Violence

Official requirements can be found here.
PSYCHOLOGY

MINOR REQUIREMENTS - 9 credits
PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology

Choose one of the following courses:
PSYC364 Learning & Behavior
PSYC445 Cognitive Psychology
PSYC449 Neuropsychopharmacology
PSYC465 Physiological Psychology
PSYC471 Behavior Modification

Choose one of the following courses:
PSYC269 History & Systems of Psychology
PSYC450 Social Psychology
PSYC454 Theories of Personality
PSYC460 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior

MINOR ELECTIVES - 11 credits
Students will select a minimum of 11 credits from PSYC courses offered in the Department of Behavioral Sciences.

Official requirements can be found here.
SOCIOLOGY

MINOR REQUIREMENTS - 12 credits
SOCI119 Principles of Sociology
SOCI474 Social Thought & Theory
BHSC225 Global Social Issues

Choose one of the following courses:
SOCI315 Introduction to Criminal Justice
SOCI345 Juvenile Delinquency
SOCI366 Drugs & Behavior

MINOR ELECTIVES - 9 credits
Choose three courses from the following:
SOCI420 Medical Sociology
SOCI425 Racial & Ethnic Relations
SOCI430 Gender Roles in Contemporary Society
SOCI440 Sociology of the Family
SOCI470 Demography

Official requirements can be found here.
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