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Anthropology, B.S.

Requirements

The BA/BS/Minor will give students the opportunity to earn a full major/minor in the field of anthropology. Students who obtain this degree will a) develop anthropological knowledge, enabling them to analyze trends in culture and society, b) methodological competence, learning to apply anthropological methods for learning about cultural/ideological differences and navigating them in daily life, and c) essential skills, written and spoken communication, analytic reading and writing, building rapport with people from different backgrounds. The Minor in Anthropology will allow students pursuing other majors to earn a credential that suggests critical thinking skills, writing ability, and cultural sensitivity.

Total Program Credits: 120

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3) (recommended)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877  (3)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3)**  
Complete the following: 
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values  3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness  2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life (2)  
Distribution Courses:
  Biology  3
  Physical Science 3
  ANTH 101G Social/Cultural Anthropology  3
  ANTH 1020 Biological Anthropology 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 36 Credits
  ANTH 103G World Prehistory 3
  ANTH 2880 Introduction to Theory and Ethnography WE 3
  ANTH 3000 Language and Culture 3
  ANTH 3850 Ethnographic Methods WE 3
  ANTH 4120 History of Anthropological Thought 3
  ANTH 4130 Contemporary Theory and Debates 3
  Anthropology Electives: Any anthropology elective numbered 3000 or higher 18
Elective Requirements:   49 Credits
  Any course numbered 3000 or higher 10
  Any course numbered 1000 or higher 39

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 credits, 40 of which must be 3000 level or higher.
  2. Minimum overall UVU GPA of 2.0 upon graduation.
  3. Residency hours--minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Note: Please see department advisor for an explanation of all program requirements, a list of recommended classes, and for assistance with creating an academic plan for graduation.

Note: If a student has completed an associate degree through another institution, the required general education courses may be waived.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
Elective (MAT 1010 recommended here if needed) 3
PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Elective   3
Elective   3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ANTH 101G Introduction to Social Cultural Anthropology 3
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research  3
Biology GE   3
Fine Arts GE   3
Mathematics GE 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
ANTH 1020 Biological Anthropology 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
ANTH 2880 Introduction to Theory and Ethnography 3
 Humanities Distribution 3
Elective   3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ANTH 103G World Prehistory 3
Physical Science GE 3
Elective   3
American Institution GE 3
Elective   3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
ANTH  3000 Language and Culture 3
ANTH Elective   3
ANTH Elective   3
Upper Division Elective 4
Elective 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
ANTH 3850 Ethnographic Methods WE 3
ANTH Elective   3
ANTH Elective   3
Upper Division Elective 3
Elective   3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
ANTH 4120 History of Anthropological Thought  3
ANTH Elective 3
Upper Division Elective 3
Elective    3
Elective  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
ANTH 4130 Contemporary Theory and Debates 3
ANTH  Elective 3
Elective  3
Elective   3
Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 120

Department

Name:

Behavioral Science

Location:

CB 207

Telephone:

801-863-6377

Email:

BESC_office@uvu.edu

Web Address:

www.uvu.edu/besc

Chair:

Cameron John

Chair Email

Cameron.John@uvu.edu

Assistant Chair:

Grace Chou

Assistant Chair Email

chougr@uvu.edu

 
 

Mission Statement

The Behavioral Science department is a rigorous interdisciplinary program (Anthropology, Family Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, and Substance Use Disorder Counseling) 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.

 
 

Behavioral Science

Please see our department site for the most up to date and accurate information.

Advisors: Classroom Building, 5th floor, Suite 506

To  schedule an appointment please visit: https://www.uvu.edu/chss/advising.html or call 801-863-5717

  • April Kirk 
  • Family Science (last names A-K)
  • Telephone: 801-863-5347
  • Email: April.Kirk@uvu.edu
  • Natalie Boone
  • Family Science (last names L-Z)
  • Telephone: 801-863-6718
  • Email: natalie.boone@uvu.edu
  • Cindy Lau
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Substance Use Disorder Counseling
  • Associate in Behavioral Science
  • Telephone: 801-863-8120
  • Email: Cindy.Lau@uvu.edu
  • Dani Kent
  • Psychology (last names A-F)
  • Telephone: 801-863-5891
  • Email: dkent@uvu.edu
  • Robbin Anthony
  • Psychology (last names P-S)
  • Telephone: 801-863-6796
  • Email: anthonro@uvu.edu
  • Katherine Brickey
  • Psychology (last names T-Z)
  • Master of Social Work
  • Telephone: 801-863-4647
  • Email: Katherine.brickey@uvu.edu
  • Sarah Lindsey
  • Sociology
  • Telephone: 801-863-7629
  • Email: SarahL@uvu.edu

Administrative Support:

 

Program Coordinators:

  • Psychology: Chris Anderson
  • Telephone:801-863-6195
  • Email: andersch@uvu.edu
  • Substance Use Disorder Counseling: Angela Panos
  • Telephone: 801-863-5240
  • Email: APanos@uvu.edu
  • Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT): Elizabeth Fawcett
  • Telephone: 801-863-6261
  • Email: efawcett@uvu.edu

 

Programs/Degrees

Associate in Art or Science in Behavioral Science
Bachelor of Anthropology
Bachelor of Family Science
Bachelor of Psychology
Bachelor of Social Work
Bachelor of Sociology
Master of Marriage and Family Therapy
Master of Social Work
Substance Use Disorder Counseling Certificate of Proficiency

 
 

Faculty

Lane Andelin(2018)

Lecturer

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, M.Ed., Counseling and Guidance, Ph.D., Psychology, Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, Brigham Young University.

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Christopher Anderson(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, B.S., Behavioral Science, Utah Valley University, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Brigham Young University.

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Rachel Arocho(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Family, Consumer and Human Deveopment, Utah State University, M.S., Ph.D., Human Development and Family Science, The Ohio State University.

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Jeremy Boden(2010)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Brigham Young University; M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy, Loma Linda University; Ph.D., Human Development & Family Studies, Texas Tech University.

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Brett Breton(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



A.S., Aviation & Air Traffic Control, Mount San Antonio College; B.S., Psychology, M.S., Counseling & School Psychology, Ph.D., Psychology, Brigham Young University.

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Debjani Chakravarty(2015)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.Com, Accountancy & Business Economics, University of Calcutta; M.A., M.Phil., Sociology, University of Purdue; Ph.D., Gender Studies, Arizona State University.

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Grace Chou(2002)

Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Sociology, National Taiwan University; M.A., Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Riverside.

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Nathan Cottle(2012)

Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Family Science and Human Development, M.S., Marriage, Family & Human Development, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Human Development and Family Sciences, University of Texas.

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Matthew Draper(2008)

Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Brigham Young University; M.A., Counseling, Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Texas at Austin.

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John Dulin(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Social Work, Brigham Young University, M.A., Cultural Anthropology, M.S.c, Anthropology of Learning, London School of Economics & Political Science, Ph.D., Anthropology, University of California, San Diego.

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Lars Eggertsen(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Family Science, Brigham Young University; M.S.W., Loma Linda University; Ph.D., Social Work, University of Utah.

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Elizabeth Fawcett(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, M.S., Marriage & Family Therapy, Ph.D., Marriage, Family & Human Development, Brigham Young University - Provo.

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Ronald Hammond(1992)

Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



A.S., Health Science, Brigham Young University - Idaho; B.S., Health Care Administration, Idaho State University; M.S., Health Education, Ph.D., Sociology/Family Studies, Brigham Young University.

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Julie Hanks(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, M.S.W., Clinical Social Work, University of Utah; Ph.D., Marriage & Family Therapy, University of Louisiana at Monroe.

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Jamie Hansen(2018)

Lecturer

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Brigham Young University - Provo.

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Darry Haslam(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Family Science, M.S.W., Clinical Social Work, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Marriage & Family Therapy, Texas Tech University.

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Jessica Hill(2012)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, Florida State University; M.A., Visual Cognition and Human Performance, University of Illinois.

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Mykenzie Hydo(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Brigham Young University; M.S.W., Social Work, University of Utah.

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Richard Hydo(2018)

Lecturer

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, University of Utah; M.B.A., Operations Management, Texas A&M University.

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Cameron John(1997)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Department Chair, Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Weber State University; Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Arizona.

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Claudia Jorgensen(2018)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Biology, B.S., Research Psychology, University of Michigan-Flint; Ph.D. Neuroscience, Florida State University.

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David Knowlton(2002)

Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Anthropology, University of Utah; M.A., Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Texas.

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Kristopher Kopp(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Psychology, M.A., Cognitive Psychology, Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology, Northern Illinois University.

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Kristin Lambert(2020)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., M.Acc., Accounting, Brigham Young University; Ph.D. (ABD), Accounting, University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign.

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Sara Lafkas(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Psychology, University of California at Los Angeles, M.S.W, Social Work, University of Washington, Ed.D., Human Development, Harvard University.

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Martin McDonell(2017)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Psychology, San Diego State University; M.S.W., California State University-Long Beach; Ph.D., Social Work, University of Utah.

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Alan Misbach(2014)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Brigham Young University; MWS, Social Work, University of Nevada Las Vegas.

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Julie Nelson(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Elementary Education & Early Childhood, Brigham Young University; M.A., Family & Human Development, Utah State University.

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Elijah Nielson(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Asian Studies, M.S.W., Brigham Young University; J.D., Ave Maria School of Law; L.L.M., Stratus Institute for Dispute Resolution; Ph.D., (ABD), Social Work, University of Utah.

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Kristina Oldroyd(2020)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, M.S., Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, University of Utah.

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Acacia Overoye(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Cognitive Science, University of California San Diego, M.Sc., Cognitive Psychology, University of California Santa Cruz, Ph.D. (ABD), Cognitive Psychology, University of California Santa Cruz,

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Angelea Panos(2017)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Psychology, M.S.W., Mental & Occupational Health, University of Utah; M.A., Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Fielding Graduate University.

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Katelyn Peterson(2019)

Lecturer

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Weber State University, M.S.W., Social Work, University of Utah.

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Barton Poulson(2002)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Brigham Young University; M.A., Psychology, Hunter College; M. Phil., Psychology, Ph.D., Social-Personality Psychology, The City University of New York.

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John Robbins(2020)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Psychology, Univeresity of Tennessee; M.S., Counseling and Human Systems, Ph.D., Marriage and the Family, Florida State University.

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Grant Richards(1992)

Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Animal Science, M.S., Psychology, Ed.D., Educational Psychology, Brigham Young University.

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John Robbins(2018)

Lecturer

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Psychology, University of Tennessee, M.S., Counseling & Human Systems, Ph.D., Marriage and the Family, Florida State University.

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Leo Schlosnagle(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



A.S., Computer Science, Garrett College; B.A., Psychology, St. Mary's College of Maryland; Ph.D., Psychology, West Virginia University.

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Jennifer Shubert(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Behavioral Science, Utah Valley University, M.A., Psychology, University of Rochester, Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, University of Rochester.

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Alexander Simon(2011)

Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Psychology, M.A., Sociology, State University of New York, Albany; Ph.D., Sociology, Simon Fraser University.

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Todd Spencer(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Family Studies, Weber State University, M.S., Marriage & Family Therapy, Oklahoma State University, Ph.D., Human Development and Family Science, Oklahoma State University,

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James Taylor(2017)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, University of Utah; M.S., Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, Texas Christian University.

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Anton Tolman(2006)

Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Psychology, University of Denver; M.A., Psychology, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Oregon.

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Russell Warne(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University.

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Lashawn Williams(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Sociology, B.A., Psychology, Duke University; M.P.A., Criminal Justice, M.S.W., Marywood University; Ph.D., (ABD), Health Professions Education, College of Saint Mary.

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