Behavioral Sciences

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Explore Human Behavior

It’s complicated to understand why people do what they do. Every day we make decisions and choices, sometimes without knowing “why.”  Maybe you have a desire to learn about individual and group interactions; about how people experience their surroundings; ways to identify and understand human behavior. DWU’s Behavioral Sciences program provides a unique blend of sociology and psychology to help you build a career focused on human interaction. 

What's the difference?

  • Study and practice historical and theoretical research methods
  • Understand and apply theories to behaviors
  • Conduct research as an undergraduate during your 4 years at DWU
  • Look ahead with our 100% graduate school placement rate
  • Work in a variety of areas: social psychology; social science research; public opinion research or whatever you find most fascinating about human behavior

Behavioral Sciences Courses

Take classes such as:

  • History of Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Methods of Social Research
  • Social Psychology

Look closer at the classes you will take.

Get to Know Your Professors

Our low student-to-teacher ratio offers valuable one-on-one interaction with professors who care about you and your work.

Any Questions?

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