The Behavioral Sciences department provides exciting opportunities to study human behavior and to apply these studies in fulfilling everyday human needs. Our behavioral sciences degrees are designed to prepare you for a variety of careers within the social and behavioral sciences, as well as for graduate study. We encourage you to extend learning beyond the classroom and support you in identifying opportunities for internships, participation in faculty research and volunteer projects.
Departmental Awards are presented every semester to students who have demonstrated excellence in their academics and in service to the Behavioral Sciences department, the college and the community. Recipients of the awards are selected by the faculty within their respective majors by criteria established by each major.
The Academic Support Services on campus are dedicated to helping you achieve a quality learning experience which prepares you for life after graduation.
The Behavioral Science research classes are currently conducting research for Leave-a-Legacy of York County. The research being done is repeated every four years to monitor the impact Leave-a-Legacy is having on York County. Research is being conducted with the general public, non-profit organizations and legal/financial advisors.
Students in Ethical Aspects of Aging will be working with residents at Lutheran Social Services on an ongoing "This I Believe" project. This project connects students with older adults to explore the ethics and values that guide their lives. The students and their partners work together to develop essays that are then submitted to National Public Radio's "This I Believe" project.
The Gerontology Club has teamed up with a local senior center, September House, to provide assistance as volunteers. They will be working with older adults at the senior center in a variety of ways including preparing onsite meals and delivering meals on wheels.