Behavioral Science Major

The Behavioral Science baccalaureate is a 120 credit (4 year) degree that is an integration of anthropology, psychology, and sociology. This major is designed for those interested in professional careers or graduate studies in anthropology, psychology, social work, or sociology. No minor is required. For career planning, we do recommend students take a minor such as Criminal Justice or Education, or specialty courses such as the MHRT-C (social work) sequence.

Behavioral Science Requirements
CRN Course Name Credits
Ant 100 Introduction to Anthropology 3 credits
Psy 100 Introduction to Psychology 3 credits
Soc 100 Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
Ant/Soc/Psy 297 Preceptorship 3 credits
Ant/Soc/Psy 340 Research Methods 3 credits
Ant/Soc/Psy 497 Research Methods Seminar 3 credits
Soc 352
Mat 351
Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences or
3 credits
Upper electives in ANT, SOC, and/or PSY, either mixed or in one discipline. 12 credits
Senior Research Seminar Capstone
For the capstone, the student will design, implement, and present at the senior colloquium a professional community-based research project. Choose one of the following:
Ant 400
Soc 414
Psy 440
Anthropological Fieldwork or
Qualitative Research Methods or
Research Seminar in Psychology
3 credits
Total 36 credits

Required Support Courses
CRN Course Name Credits
(These requirements can be taken as part of the general education requirements.)
Mat 351 Statistics I 3 credits
Additional General Education Requirements 41 credits
Total 44 credits

Disclaimer: The requirements listed above provide an example of what may be required for new students. Actual program requirements will vary depending on the academic year in which the student enrolled in the program. Please consult the appropriate catalog for official degree/program requirements.

Techniques for Assessment
The student will be assessed both directly and indirectly. Students are to maintain a year-by-year portfolio of exemplars of their work. In the senior year, the portfolio will be reviewed by at least 2 Behavioral and Social Sciences faculty.

We recommend students also take specialty courses for their career path, such as the MHRT/C courses, or a minor.

Required experiential work
Students will be expected to work within the campus and local communities each year. The extra-mural service learning experiences will be part of the senior evaluation, and constitute the citizenship and social responsibility requirements of the general education core.

We recommend at least 4 credits internship, such as PSY 397 Community Behavioral Health Internship.

Required Advisor
Each student in the Behavioral Sciences or Social Sciences, within the first year of attending UMFK, shall select an advisor from among the full-time faculty in the Behavioral and Social Sciences. The advisor will guide the career and professional choices of the student.

Note: Students may not double major in both Behavioral and Social Sciences

Course Sequencing