Behavioral Sciences, BA

The four options for Behavioral Science Majors include:                                                                                                         
A General Behavioral Science Major
A Behavioral Science Major with a Double in Anthropology
A Behavioral Science Major with a Double in Psychology
A Behavioral Science Major with a Double in Sociology

The Department of Anthropology is the home department for the Behavioral Science Program, including the three double majors. All major advising must be done in the Anthropology department.

SJSU offers a Behavioral Science major which allows students to develop an inter-disciplinary perspective on human behavior. In addition, there are three Behavioral Science double majors that allow students to develop a deeper understanding of anthropology, psychology, or sociology. These majors are especially appropriate for students preparing to work in jobs which require extensive understanding of human behavior, such as social work, human resource management, counseling, teaching, etc.

The three Behavioral Science double majors have been terminated. Students who have already declared one of the three double majors may continue to pursue the major. Students may still pursue the  general Behavioral Science Major.

 

Course Requirements

     

General Education Requirements

45

Of the 51 units required by the university, 6 may be satisfied by specified major and support requirements. Consult major advisor for details.

American Institutions

(6)

Of the 6 units required by the university, all may be satisfied within general education requirements as specified in the schedule of classes.

Physical Education

2

Requirements in the Regular Major

48

Core Requirements

15

ANTH 011, PSYC 001, SOCI 001 and ANTH 193 (12); STAT 095, SOCI 015 or SOCI 102 (3)

 

Anthropology

9

Three courses (at least 2 upper division), which may include ANTH 149 or ANTH 165

Psychology

9

Three courses in psychology (at least 2 upper division), which may include PSYC 018 or PSYC 120

Sociology

9

SOCI 101 (3); Two additional upper division sociology courses, which may include SOCI 104 (6)

Emphasis

6

Two additional upper division anthropology, psychology, or sociology courses approved by Behavioral Science advisor

Electives

25


Total Units:

120