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School of Arts and Sciences

Behavioral Sciences Degree


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If you're a people watcher or if you love popular culture, you'll be able to pursue your interests in the behavioral sciences major at Point Park University. Our Bachelor of Arts in behavioral sciences program integrates sociology, psychology and anthropology courses to provide insight into the relationship of human beings to their culture.

Behavioral Sciences Concentration Options

Depending on your individual interests and goals, you can choose to concentrate in one of these areas:

  • Social work
  • Industrial social work
  • Sociology

Then during your junior and senior years, you can participate in institutional practicums and seminars, giving you invaluable real-world experience.

Behavioral Sciences Courses

You will receive a well-rounded education through Point Park's core curriculum and classes in the behavioral sciences major. Some of the courses in this major include:

    • Social Psychology
    • Social Issues
    • Marriage and the Family
    • Sociology of Work
    • Sociology of Sports
    • Social Inequality
    • Mysticism and Society
    • Sociology of the African American Experience

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For a comprehensive list of program requirements and course descriptions, see the degree requirements and School of Arts and Sciences course descriptions.

Careers in Behavioral Sciences 

With a bachelor's degree in behavioral sciences, you will be prepared to pursue graduate school training in social work or pursue various career opportunities such as:

  • Applied Researcher
  • Case Manager
  • Child Advocate
  • Family Support Specialist
  • Interventionist