The Behavioral Science Department is one of the largest departments at UVU. With over 2300 students, and more than 100 full-time and adjunct faculty, our department offers more than 10 programs. We are a multi-disciplinary department that offers classes in Anthropology, Psychology, Family Science, Sociology, Social Work and Substance Use Disorder Counseling.

AREAS OF STUDY

ANTHROPOLOGY

The study of human biological and physiological characteristics and their evolution.

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PSYCHOLOGY

A broad social science that seeks to understand the physiological, emotional, and mental processes that drive and influence human behavior.

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FAMILY SCIENCE

The study of families and close interpersonal relationships.

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SOCIAL WORK

The professional activity of helping individuals, groups, or communities enhance or restore their capacity for social functioning and creating societal conditions favorable to this goal.

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SOCIOLOGY

Study of individuals in their groups and larger social structures. It examines the social context in which the individual lives.

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SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER COUNSELING

SUDC Counselors help people who have alcohol and other drugs related issues. They counsel addicts, those who are concerned they may become addicts, and on occasion their loved ones.

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NEW GRADUATE DEGREE

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MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK (MSW)

The Master of Social Work program (MSW) is designed to educate and prepare students for a career at an advanced level in the social work profession. The MSW will prepare students to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), qualifying them for a wider range of career opportunities (mental health, medical social work, child welfare, etc.) working with various populations (children, adolescents, adults, elderly, disabled, etc.). 

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ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

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WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING

I like how the professors know that we're not coming to college to learn how to take a test. they actually want us to learn the material because they know that knowing the material is more important then being able to take a test once you're in the career field.

-Dan Haycock, Senior