Behavioral Science Department
The Behavioral Sciences Department is designed to prepare students who have a passion for understanding, serving, and helping others who are hurting and/or in need. Students will be equipped to be work in wide range of careers and ministries in social services. Students will also be prepared to continue their education at the graduate level. More specifically, students who graduate with a degree from this department will be able to demonstrate the following:
- An ability to integrate sound psychology with sound theology,
- A working knowledge of major psychological, emotional, and relational problems,
- An ability to assist people with various psychological, emotional, and relational problems,
- An ability to assist people in times of crisis, and
- An understanding of how people interact in marriages, families, and groups.
The Behavioral Sciences Department offers two (2) degrees – one in Psychology and Social Services and the other in Psychology and Counseling. Both are offered as either a Bachelor of Science degree or a Bachelor of Arts degree. The BS degrees include nine hours of research and statistics courses that are related to social services while the BA degrees allow students to take nine hours of a foreign language. Psychology and Social Services majors may choose to complete the Counseling minor for a full complement of courses in the department. Likewise, Psychology and Counseling majors may choose to complete the Social Services minor. Students who major in a different department altogether are encouraged to consider the Christian Care minor to supplement their coursework.
All students in the Behavioral Sciences department are required to complete 120 hours of field experience during one semester of their junior or senior year. Each student’s field experience is unique and will be tailored to the needs and interests of both the student and the participating organization or agency. The primary objective is for students to serve people with some sort of need and to do so face-to-face whenever possible.
Faculty Contact Information
Dr. Aaron New - Behavioral Science Chair / Professor of Psychology & Counseling
|Cooper Complex - KB105||(501) 205-8836|
Oscar Gomez - Assistant Professor of Psychology & Social Services
|Cooper Complex - LC105||(501) 205-8803|
Megan McFerron - Adjunct Instructor of Behavioral Science
|No office on campus|