Behavioral Sciences 

The Behavioral Sciences Department's multi-disciplinary character, grounded in a liberal arts perspective, offers unique opportunities to the student of human behavior. Training in a student's particular major and secondary area of focus provide a firm foundation for graduate work and employment in a wide range of occupations including human services, law enforcement, business, management, and government service.  


Degrees and Programs


Criminal Justice

This program provides a background for students interested in a career in the field of criminal justice or a related area.

Cultural Geospatial Studies

This program allows for a full integration of cultural development and movement where students can choose from two tracks to study coursework focused in either Anthropology or Geography.


This program is designed to prepare students for a wide variety of industries and includes field-specific preparation for continued education at the master’s or doctoral level.

Rehabilitation Science

This program is designed to prepare students for a variety of social service-based occupations through a foundation in client relations, industry-specific concerns, and government agencies


This program is designed to prepare students for a wide variety of industries and includes field-specific preparation for continued education at the master’s or doctoral level. 


The anthropology curriculum at Tech focuses on the areas of cultural anthropology (contemporary cultural diversity) and archaeology (past human cultures) as well as the interactions between cultures and the environment.

Ozark-Ouachita Studies

This program was derived from student interest (across academic disciplines) in a variety of topics related to the Ozark Ouachita region. 

MA Applied Sociology

Focusing on the development of skills that are in high demand (e.g., assessment, evaluation, and community outreach), our program is designed to link classroom experiences to real world problems in the public and private sectors.

MA General Psychology

The Master of Science in General Psychology curriculum provides students with advanced insight into human development, mental processes, and behavior. 

Department Highlights

Delta Sigma Omicron

Delta Sigma Omicron

Delta Sigma Omicron is a co-ed rehabilitation service fraternity open to ALL persons enrolled at Arkansas Tech University, Alumni and field members with an interest in ensuring that individuals with disabilities are afforded an equal opportunity to participate in, and benefit from, the curricular, co-curricular and vocational opportunities available at Arkansas Tech and the surrounding community. Current service projects include the Equestrian Zone, Play Unified, and Shooting for Success. Contact or to get involved!

Food pantry

Because We Can

Because We Can is the fastest growing student-run organization at ATU. BWC offers students various ways to get involved through volunteering and large-scale community service projects. Some of their biggest projects include the Green and Gold Cupboard which helps combat food insecurity for members of the Tech family. In order to facilitate this mission, BWC began the Campus Kitchens Project (which has collected over twenty tons of food) and continues to support local pantries. Other projects include the DCFS Toy Drive, Hygiene Drive for Russellville School District, Video Game Social, Neighbor’s Table (as shown to the right), and many more. 


Student Organizations

Alpha Kappa Delta

Anthropology Club

Behavioral Sciences Club

Because We Can

Pre-Law Society

Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology


Contact the Department of Behavioral Sciences

Witherspoon Hall 348

407 West Q Street

Russellville, AR 72801

Phone: (479) 968-0305


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