Behavioral Sciences | Behavioral Sciences Degree Program

An Overview: Behavioral Sciences Degree Programs

lionThe Behavioral Sciences Program is a multidisciplinary major combining the perspectives of Anthropology, Geography and Sociology to look at human group behavior.

There are two tracks in the major:

  • Sociology, the traditional track designed for individuals headed directly on to graduate studies, either in Sociology or Social Work

  • Cultural Diversity, a unique track intended for individuals who will be working in a complex multi-cultural setting. This track is suitable not only for those going on to graduate studies in Sociology, Anthropology or Geography, but also people moving directly into the work setting either with cross-cultural interaction or working in other cultures.

We live in a complex multicultural world, so even if you are committed to another major you should still consider Behavioral Sciences for a minor, especially if you may be working in the Pacific-Asian region.

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Characteristics of the Chaminade Program

Chaminade provides a living model of cross-cultural interaction. Students have numerous opportunities to participate in collaborative learning environments with students of different backgrounds. This university is a rich learning environment for this field of study.

As with all Chaminade degree programs, our faculty works closely with students, in a low student-to-faculty ratio. Teachers get to know each student as an individual, and can mentor and help students with their academic progress.

Students can participate in service learning projects, providing opportunities to learn about different cultures and groups, as well as gain life skills, work skills and people skills. The Shine Program is one such service-learning program, in which faculty and students tutor elder immigrants in order to learn the English and civic skills necessary for becoming citizens.

Faculty are involved in research projects such as the Shaanxi Province (China) Historic Preservation Project. For research opportunities, please consult with your faculty advisor.