Behavioral Science class

Behavioral Science Major

Our Behavioral Science major offers you a multidisciplinary approach to the study of human behavior. All students working toward a behavioral science degree complete courses designed to expose them to the concepts, theories and research methodologies used in the behavioral sciences. Beginning in the sophomore year, students, in conjunction with their academic advisors, elect to concentrate in one of four areas.

Careers in Behavioral Science

Career opportunities in Behavioral Science lie in various fields including service delivery; planning and management; and working directly with individuals, families, groups and communities.

Positions include:

  • Case Manager
  • Benefits Manager
  • Family Support Specialist
  • Family Service Provider
  • Applied Researcher

Professionalism is...


"Professionalism is effectively communicating with others, while showing the utmost respect. "

Leslie Portilla ,

Learn more about all things professional at York College.



Internships in Behavioral Science allow students to gain work experience in their field of study, as well as to develop and refine future career goals. Learn more about Behavioral Science internships.


Behavioral Science faculty invite students to collaborate on research projects and welcome initiated collaborations. Learn more about Behavioral Science research.

Faculty Spotlight

David.Polk.Behavioral.Science David T. Polk, II, Ph.D. recently researched and wrote Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry's first full "Prosperity Indicators Report." He is the co-coordinator of the Institute of Applied Social Research.

Learn more about Professor Polk.