The Associate in Science in Behavioral Science provides an interdisciplinary approach to understanding human behavior within a global world view. Foundation courses at an associate level introduce behavioral science students to the biological, psychological, social, and cultural variables of human behavior. This degree prepares students for a smooth transition to the B.S. in Psychology, Health & Wellness, Human Services, or Criminal Justice. The criminal justice concentration introduces students to the justice system as well as the rights and behaviors of people in the system.
Students will have the opportunity to:
- Attain proficiency in the basic concepts, theories, and methods of inquiry in behavioral sciences.
- Evaluate ethical principles of the behavioral sciences.
- Prepare for seamless transition to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Health & Wellness, Human Services, or Criminal Justice.
Minimum Credit Requirement: 60 credits
Minimum Residency Requirement: 16 credits must be taken at Granite State College
A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required.
A minimum grade of C is required in all General Education coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of one course overlap between the Major and General Education areas.
|ENG 500||The Writing Process||4|
|COMM 542||Interpersonal Communication and Group Dynamics||4|
|COMM 543||Visual Communication||4|
|CRIT 501||Introduction to Critical Inquiry||4|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Math for Our World|
|Knowledge of Human Behavior & Social Systems||4|
|Knowledge of the Physical & Natural World||4|
|Knowledge of Human Thought & Expression||4|
A minimum grade of a C is required in all Major and Concentration coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of one course overlap between the Major/Concentration and General Education areas.
|Major in Behavioral Science|
|PSY 501||Introduction to Psychology||4|
|or SOC 501||Introduction to Sociology|
|Concenration in Criminal Justice|
|CRIM 500||Introduction to Criminology||4|
|CRIM 555||The Criminal Justice System||4|
|CRIM 603||Crime Victim Rights and Remedies||4|
|or SOC 607||Child Abuse and Neglect|
|CRIM 600||Crime Prevention and Control||4|
|CRIM 606||Corrections, Probation, and Parole||4|
|or CRIM 607||Constitutional Law|
Open electives are courses students will need to take in addition to their general education and major requirements in order to satisfy the remaining credit totals for their programs. Open electives are defined as any credit course offered by the College not already included in the student's general education, major, concentration or minor. Students will need 60 credits total to graduate with an associate degree.