The mission of the Behavioral Sciences department is to provide a BA program in psychology with an integrated curriculum that will prepare students for successful graduate studies in psychology or related fields or for a successful career following graduation. The department is also dedicated to creating a productive research environment for the entire campus community on issues relating to psychology, sociology, anthropology, and criminal justice. In addition, Behavioral Sciences provide courses which introduce the science, breadth, and personal application of psychology, sociology, anthropology, and criminal justice to students from all academic areas.
Bestvalueschools.com has ranked The Rosa Deal School of Arts degree in psychology #2 in best value for small colleges nationwide in 2016-2017. The program was recognized for CBU’s low tuition costs, “the broad range of skills” students learn, and for being “a powerful incubator for undergraduate research, encouraging all students to produce original work and share their results with others in order to maintain a thriving intellectual community on campus.”
You may obtain a BA in Psychology or in Applied Psychology with an emphasis in Organizational Psychology or Consumer Behavior. Minors are available in Behavioral Sciences, Criminology, Engineering Psychology, Psychology, and Sociology. After graduating, students have pursued advanced degrees in School Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Community Counseling, Social Work, Law, Speech Pathology & Audiology, and many other areas. With their BA students have started careers in such fields as human resources, research analysis, and law enforcement.
We encourage you to get in touch if you have any questions about the Department and the programs we offer.
Dr. Maureen O'Brien
Chair, Associate Professor