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Behavioral Science, A.A.

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The UVU Behavioral Science Department offers classes that fulfill the social science distribution requirements for graduation, the Behavioral Science pre-major for the associate degree, the Behavioral Science major for the bachelor degree (with an emphasis in Anthropology, Family Studies, Psychology, or Sociology, a Bachelor of Social Work, and a Certificate of Proficiency in Substance Use Disorder Counseling (SUDC).

Total Program Credits: 61

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing  3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5.0)
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3.0)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6.0)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0) 2  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or EXSC 1097 Fitness for Life (2.0)  
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  PSY 1010 General Psychology (Social/Behavioral Science) 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 18 Credits
Complete the following four courses: 12
  ANTH 101G Social/Cultural Anthropology (3.0)  
  SOC 1010 Introduction to Sociology (3.0)  
  FAMS 240G Contemporary Families (3.0)  
  SW 1010 Introduction to Social Work (3.0)  
Complete any two courses from the following: 6
  ANTH 1020 Biological Anthropology (3.0)  
  ANTH 103G World Prehistory (3.0)  
  AIST 180G Introduction to American Indian Studies (3.0)  
  ANTH 3260 Archeological Method and Theory (3.0)  
  FAMS 1150 Marriage and Relationship Skills (3.0)3  
  FAMS 2705 Ethics for Family Interventions (3.0)  
  PSY 1100 Human Development Life Span (3.0)3  
  PSY 2250 Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships (3.0)  
  PSY 2400 Positive Psychology (3.0)  
  PSY 275R Survey of Current Topics (1.0)  
  PSY 2800 Human Sexuality (3.0)3  
  SOC 1020 Modern Social Problems (3.0)  
  SOC 107G Multicultural Societies (3.0)  
  SOC 2370 Sociology of Gender (3.0)  
  SOC 275R Survey of Current Topics (1.0)  
  SW 275R Survey of Current Topics (3.0)  
Elective Requirements: 8 Credits
  Complete 1010 and 1020 of the same Foreign Language 8

 Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 61 semester credits.
  2. Overall GPA of 2.0 or above upon graduation.
  3. Minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher in the Behavioral Science courses (ANTH, BESC, FAMS, SW, SOC, PSY).
  4. Residency hours-- minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  5. All major course work taken to meet Behavioral Science requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

Note: Students would need to pass ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 and ENGL 2010 with a C+ or higher as prerequisites for the Behavioral Science Bachelor degree courses.

2 Recommended if student is considering an MSW program.
Recommended for students considering the Family Science Bachelor degree.

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 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
MAT 1030 or MAT 1035 or STAT 1040 or STAT 1045 or MATH 1050 or MATH 1055 or MATH 1090 Quantitative Reasoning or Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra or Intro to Statistics or Introduction to Statistics with Algebra or College Algebra or College Algebra with Preliminaries or College Algebra for Business 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology (Social/Behavioral Science) 3
American Institution ** 3
Elective or Language  4
**Note: POLS 1100 recommended if student is considering an MSW program.  
  Semester total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
SOC 1010 Introduction to Sociology 3
Elective or Language  4
Biological Science  3
SW 1010 Introduction to Social Work 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
ANTH 101G Social/Cultural Anthropology 3
FAMS 240G Contemporary Families 3
Physical Science  3
Fine Arts  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Third Science  3
HLTH 1100/EXSC 1097 Personal Health Wellness/Fitness for Life 2
Humanities  3
BESC Elective *** 3
BESC Elective *** 3
  Semester total: 14

***Note: FAMS 1150 recommended for students considering the Family Studies Bachelor degree.

  Degree total: 61


Behavioral Science

The Behavioral Science department is in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. To find the most up-to-date information from the Behavioral Science department, visit their website.

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