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If you're looking for answers to the human condition, this is the place to bring your curiosity and questions.

Our Bachelor of Arts in behavioral sciences program integrates social work, sociology, psychology, anthropology and social sciences courses to provide a solid balance of insight into the relationships of human beings and their cultures.

Concentrations offered in the behavioral sciences major are:

  • Social Work
  • Industrial Social Work
  • Sociology 
Pictured is B.A. behavioral sciences alumna Melissa Ferraro. | Photo by Jim Judkis

A behavioral sciences degree from Point Park University propelled Melissa Ferraro '11, into the position of development director of Sisters Place, Inc.

Courses & Topics

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:

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Social Welfare Policy
  • Social Issues
  • Marriage and the Family
  • Sociology of Work
  • Social Inequality
  • Mysticism and Society
  • Sociology of the African American Experience

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

Career Options

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

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