What is a degree in Behavioral Sciences?
A degree in Behavioral Sciences provides a multidisciplinary approach to study human behavior and societal problems that are too complex to be fully understood by one academic discipline.
At UHCL, Behavioral Sciences include coursework in:
- Social Work
Undergraduate Degree (Bachelor of Science)
The undergraduate degree in Behavioral Sciences enables you to combine courses from an array of disciplines including anthropology, criminology, geography, psychology, social work and sociology into one degree. You will learn theoretical coursework in behavioral sciences and receive a deeper knowledge of at least two of these disciplines
Graduate Degree (Master of Arts)
The graduate degree in Behavioral Sciences enables you to combine courses from an array of disciplines including anthropology, psychology and sociology into one degree. You and your faculty adviser will construct your own plan of study based on the type of knowledge you want to receive. This plan generally centers on a specific social problem you would want to pursue.
Curriculum and Instruction
What skills do I learn with Behavioral Sciences?
With a degree in Behavioral Sciences, you can develop skills desired by all employers:
- Knowledge of human behavior
- Statistical and methodological analysis
- Understanding of diversity
- Written communication
Career opportunities in Behavioral Sciences include:
- Social and Community Service Organizations
- Cultural Organizations
- Governmental Service Organizations
- Other careers that involve understanding, working with, and helping people
For more information on UHCL's Behavioral Sciences program and faculty, please contact:
Dr. Christine Walther, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Human Sciences and Humanities
Academic Advising Office
University of Houston - Clear Lake
2700 Bay Area Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77058-1098