The Behavioral Sciences Department offers unique opportunities to the student of human behavior. The department offers the following programs of study:
Master of Science Degree
About the Behavioral Sciences Department
The Behavioral Sciences Department offers unique opportunities to the student of human behavior. The department houses major programs of study in Psychology, Rehabilitation Science and Sociology and associate programs in Ozark-Ouachita Studies and Criminal Justice. In addition, a minor program is available in Anthropology, and we share in the Cultural & Geospatial Studies major. This multi-disciplinary character forms the unique strength of the department. While the identity of each discipline is maintained and a thorough grounding in one major is stressed, the student has the opportunity to examine, compare, and contrast the approaches of the other disciplines. This close exchange among the major disciplines of the Behavioral Sciences is a feature that is prized at Arkansas Tech.
Students build a strong and broad background in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. This, as well as their major, serves as a firm foundation for graduate work and employment in a wide range of occupations including human services, law enforcement, business, management, and government service. This gives the graduating student maximum adaptability and options in plotting a future course and pursuing varied lines of development. Students continuing their education beyond the bachelor's level have found acceptance in graduate programs in Arkansas and many other states.
Beyond the Classroom
The department also provides opportunities for experiences beyond the classroom. Junior
and senior level majors are strongly encouraged to become involved in field placements
and research activities, including individual research projects and participation
in statewide student paper symposia. On campus, the department houses several facilities
which include a microcomputer laboratory, a small-group laboratory with sound and
video capabilities, a well-equipped vocational evaluation laboratory and a resource
library that is available to students and agency personnel such as Division of Children
and Family Services employees. Field placement opportunities are also available which
may incorporate the individual's interest and expose them to area human service agencies
The Behavioral Sciences programs are flexible and encourage students to develop an individualized course of study working closely with faculty members. In this spirit, the Behavioral Sciences Department invites you to contact any faculty member with your inquiries.