Mission Statement

The Behavioral Science department is a rigorous interdisciplinary program (Anthropology, Family Studies, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Substance Use Disorder Counseling, and Autism Studies) that prepares students to make positive contributions in their academic, work, and community settings by developing their understanding of human functioning in various contexts. We promote and mentor student engagement with each other and with their academic, professional, or geographic communities in order to achieve essential learning outcomes.


Associate of Science/Arts in Behavioral Science
Bachelor of Science/Arts in Behavioral Science (Students must choose one emphasis out of the following: Anthropology, Family Studies, Psychology, Sociology.)
Bachelor of Social Work
Autism Studies, Certificate of Proficiency and Minor
Substance Use Disorder Counseling, Certificate of Proficiency

Administration & Staff                                                                               Academic Advisors

Department Chair - Dr. Kristine Doty
CB 207   801-863-8418
Mrs. Cindy Lau - Advises last names A-E
CB 506F   801-863-8120 
Cindy.Lau@uvu.edu  Schedule an appointment


Assistant Department Chair - Dr. Cameron John
CB 207   801-863-8809
 Mrs.Giovana Alisa - Advises last names F- Le
CB 506A   801-863-8073
alisagi@uvu.edu   Schedule an appointment
BSW Program Director - Dr. Lars Eggertsen
CB 207   801-863-6731
 Mr.Travis Reynolds - Advises last names Lf-Ri
CB 506E   801-863-5347
travis.reynolds@uvu.edu   Schedule an appointment
BSW Field Director - Dr. Alan Misbach
CB 207   801-863-6724
 Mrs.Lori Duke - Advises last names Rj-Z
CB 506G   801-863-6718
dukelo@uvu.edu   Schedule an appointment
Administrative Assistant (III) - Mrs. Kiera Davis
CB 207  801-863-8083

For assistance with scheduling an appointment please call:

Administrative Assistant (II) - Mrs. Megan Olivera
CB 207   801-863-6211