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Behavioral Science - Family Studies Emphasis, B.S.

Requirements

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: 120

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences 3
or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology (3.0) (recommended)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  MATH 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3.0)  
  MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0) (recommended)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)  
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)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2.0)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
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: 19 Credits
Complete the following seven courses: 19
  ANTH 101G Social/Cultural Anthropology (3.0)  
  PSY 1010 General Psychology (3.0) (completed with GE requirements)  
  SOC 1010 Introduction to Sociology (3.0)  
  SOC 1200 Sociology of the Family (3.0)  
  SW 1010 Introduction to Social Work (3.0)  
  BESC 3010 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4.0)  
  BESC 3020 Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences (3.0)  
Elective Requirements: 18 Credits
  General Elective Requirement (18 elective credits from any courses 1000 level or higher) 18
Emphasis Requirements: 42 Credits
Family Studies Core Requirement - Complete the following courses:  
  PSY 1100 Human Development Life Span 3
  FAMS 1150 Marriage and Relationship Skills 3
  BESC 2705 Ethics for the Behavioral Sciences 3
  PSY 2800 Human Sexuality 3
  FAMS 3250  Applied Parenting 3
  FAMS 4400 Family Policy 3
  FAMS 4500  Family Life Education Methodology 3
  FAMS 4660  Family Financial and Resource Management 3
  FAMS 4670 Family Dynamics and Systems 3
Advanced Research Requirement - Complete one of the following courses: 3
  PSY 4010 Experimental Psychology (3.0)  
  SOC 4020 Survey Research Design (3.0)  
  BESC 4040 Applied Behavioral Science Research (3.0)  
  BESC 4050 Clinical Research (3.0)  
Complete one of the following tracks: 9
Development Track - Complete the following courses:  
  PSY 3200 Infancy and Childhood Development (3.0)  
  PSY 3210 Adolescent Development (3.0)  
  PSY 3220 Adult Development (3.0)  
Mediation Track - Complete the following courses:  
  BESC 3410 Fundamentals of Mediation and Negotiation (3.0)  
  BESC 3420 Communication and Conflict (3.0)  
  BESC 4200 Advanced Mediation and Negotiation (3.0)  
Counseling Track  
  PSY 3400 Abnormal Psychology (required) (3.0)  
and two of the following courses:  
  PSY 4300 Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy (3.0)  
  FAMS 4700 Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy(3.0)  
  PSY 4400 Introduction to Group Psychotherapy (3.0)  
Internship Requirement: 3
  FAMS 485R Internship Seminar (1.0)  
and two credits from the following:  
  FAMS 481R Senior Internship (1.0)  
  FAMS 482R Strengthening Families Internship (1.0)  
Emphasis Elective Requirements:  6 Credits
  Behavioral Science electives (2 courses /6 credits). In addition to the requirements listed above, students must complete 6 credits of approved Behavioral Science electives; 3 credits must be upper-division. They can come from ANTH/BESC/FAMS/PSY/SOC/SW. 6

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 credits, 40 of which must be 3000 level or higher.
  2. Minimum UVU GPA of 2.0 upon graduation.
  3. Minimum 2.5 program GPA upon graduation.
  4. Residency hours--minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  5. All major course work taken to meet Behavioral Science requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or better.
  6. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Note: Please see department advisor for 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.

Note: Students would need to pass ENGL 1010 and ENGL 2010 or 2020 with a C+ or higher as prerequisites for the Behavioral Science Bachelor degree courses.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is intended to be a guide. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
MATH 1040 or MATH 1050 Intro to Statistics or College Algebra 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
American Institution  3
Elective or Language  4
  Semester total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2020 or ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 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
SOC 1200 Sociology of the Family 3
Fine Arts  3
Physical Science  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Third Science  3
HLTH 1100/PES 1097 Personal Health Wellness/Fitness for Life 2
Humanities/Language  3
UD BESC Elective  3
BESC Elective  3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
BESC 3010 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 4
PSY 1100 Humand Development Life Span 3
BESC 2705 Ethics for the Behavioral Sciences 3
FAMS 3250 Applied Parenting 3
FAMS 4400 Family Policy 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
BESC 3020 Research Methods 3
FAMS 1150 Marriage and Relationship Skills 3
PSY 2800 Human Sexuality 3
FAMS 4660 Family Financial and Resource Management 3
Track Course  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
Advanced Research  3
FAMS 4500 Family Life Education Methodology 3
FAMS 4670 Family Dynamics and Systems 3
Track Course  3
Elective  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
Track Course  3
FAMS 481R Senior Internship 1
FAMS 485R Internship Seminar 1
FAMS 482R Strengthening Families Internship 1
Elective  3
Elective/Language  3
Elective  1
  Semester total: 13
  Degree total: 120

Department

Name:

Behavioral Science

Location:

LA 012

Telephone:

801-863-8083 or 801-863-6211

Email:

BESC_OFFICE@uvu.edu

Web Address:

www.uvu.edu/besc

Chair:

Kris Doty

 
 

Mission Statement

The Behavioral Science department is a rigorous interdisciplinary program (Anthropology, Family Studies, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, SUD-C, 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.

 
 

Behavioral Science

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

Advisors:

To find out who your assigned advisor is and schedule an appointment please visit: http://www.uvu.edu/besc/bescacademicadvising.html


Administrative Support:

Program Coordinators:


  • Bachelor of Social Work:
    Dr. Lars Eggertsen
  • Telephone: 801-863-6731
  • Email: larse@uvu.edu

  • Family Studies:
    Dr. Nathan Cottle
  • Telephone: 801-863-5105
  • Email: NCottle@uvu.edu

  • Substance Use Disorder Counseling:
    Dr. David Yells
  • Telephone: 801-863-8585
  • Email: David.Yells@uvu.edu

Programs/Degrees

Associate in Art or Science in Behavioral Science
Bachelor of Art or Science in Behavioral Science
Bachelor of Social Work
Substance Use Disorder Counseling Certificate of Proficiency
Autism Studies Minor

 
 

Faculty

Jeremy Boden(2010)

Lecturer

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



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

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Teresa Cardon(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., M.A., Communicative Disorders, California State University; Ph.D., Speech and Hearing Science, 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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Steven Clark(2000)

Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Interim Associate Dean, Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Brigham Young University; M.A., Ph.D., Psychology, University of New Hampshire.

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Nathan Cottle(2012)

Associate 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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Kristine Doty(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Department Chair, Faculty



A.A., General Studies, University of Maryland; B.S., Behavioral Science, Summa Cum Laude Faculty, M.S.W., Social Work, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Social Work, University of Utah.

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Matthew Draper(2008)

Associate 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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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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Tracy Golden(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Environmental Studies, Brown University; M.Ed., Psychology, Ph.D. (ABD), Social Work, University of Utah.

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Ronald Hammond(1992)

Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



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

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Jessica Hill(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



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

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Cameron John(1997)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



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

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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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Sandy Mcgunigall-Smith(2001)

Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A. Criminal Justice and Women’s Studies, Liverpool John Moores University; Ph.D., Criminology, University of Wales.

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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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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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Alexander Simon(2011)

Associate 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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Anton Tolman(2006)

Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Oregon.

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Jeffrey Torlina(2005)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A. Sociology, Oakland University; Ph.D., Sociology, University at Albany, State University of New York.

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Russell Warne(2011)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



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

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David Yoder(2013)

Lecturer

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Anthropology/History, Weber State University; M.A., Anthropology, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Nevada.

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Careers

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