Degree Programs - Requirements

Competency or
Program Requirement
Course Number and Title Required
Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communications Choose any Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communications listed 3
Continuing Learning and Information Literacy/Ethics Prefer CSA*H105 Introduction to Software Applications or CSC*101 Introduction to Computers 3
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
Historical Knowledge Choose any Historical Knowledge listed 3
Oral Communication Choose any Oral Communication listed 3
Quantitative Reasoning MAT*H167 Principles of Statistics 3
Scientific Knowledge BIO*H115 Human Biology & Lab 4
Scientific Reasoning Choose any Scientific Reasoning listed 3-4
Social Phenomena Choose any Social Phenomena listed 3
Written Communication Choose any Written Communication listed other than ENG*101 3
Program Requirements ANT*H101 Introduction to Anthropology 3
PSY*H111 General Psychology 3
PSY*H112 General Psychology II 3
SOC*H101 Principles of Sociology 3
SOC*H201 Contemporary Social Issues 3
Modern Language 6
Additional 2XX level ANT, PSY, or SOC 6
General Elective, Choose from any credit bearing courses in the college catalog. 3
Total Credits: 61-62


Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

Students who have completed 3 years of a modern language in high school may have satisfied this requirement and can substitute 6 credits of Liberal Arts electives. Students should consult with their advisor to select appropriate courses.

At least one Scientific Knowledge and Understanding OR Scientific Reasoning course must have a lab component.

Degree Programs - Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Present a well-written research report that demonstrates the ability to think and write critically.
  2. Present oral reports before a group.
  3. State the major theories, processes, and research methods important in psychology
  4. State the major theories, concepts, and research methods important in sociology,
  5. Read and explain the presence and importance of behavioral science concepts in literature.
  6. Use basic psychological concepts in applied settings and circumstances.
  7. Evaluate the causes and consequences of perceived differences and inequalities among groups of people.
  8. Describe a conceptual framework for the origin of man and the development of culture.
  9. Use microcomputers to complete research in the behavioral sciences.
  10. Use statistical methods for behavioral science research.
  11. Describe the basic biological processes involved in human genetics, evolution, and physiology.
  12. Evaluate the perceived differences among groups of people.
  13. Critically analyze the effects of biological forces on the behaviors of groups and individuals.