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 are available in Anthropology. 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.
The department also provides opportunities for experiences beyond the classroom. Junior and senior level majors are strongly encouraged to become involved in filed 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 and industry.
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.