What it Means to Study Behavioral Science

Behavioral Science and double majors chart

The behavioral science major at San Jose State University integrates courses from anthropology, psychology, and sociology to enable students to analyze and develop a deep understanding of human and group behavior in many different ways. Studying the interdisciplinary methods of behavioral science also allows students to gain insight as to various functioning in society; historically, cross-culturally, and in the world in which we live. 

While many jobs today in the social services industry require education beyond a bachelor’s level, undergraduates as well as graduate students are in a great position to obtain employment in nonprofit sectors due to the vast need for administrative professionals.  Starting out a career in public services allows behavioral science majors to understand the needs of social service organization work, as well as the many benefits that accompany a strong career in helping those within their community.