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Behavioral Science

The undergraduate program in Behavioral Science is designed to provide the student with a broad systematic understanding of human behavior, and of the biological, psychological, cultural, political and social factors that influence such behavior. The program stresses the mastery of key behavioral science concepts; exposure to significant behavioral science theories drawn from psychology, sociology, anthropology and political science; the development and utilization of rigorous investigation, observation and research skills common to the behavioral sciences; and the ability to integrate knowledge across the behavioral sciences. The program provides practical knowledge and skills with enduring career applicability.

Admission requirements

First-time freshman:

  • High school GPA of 2.5 (“B” average) or higher
  • High school graduation certificate or exam results
  • Proof of English proficiency

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Program content

Required Course

  • American Institutions
  • Elementary Statistics and Probability
  • Elementary Statistical Analysis in Psychology
  • Analytical Statistics for Sociology
  • Research Methods in Behavioral Science
  • Anthropological Theories of Behavior
  • Quantitative Methods of Political Analysis
  • Current Issues in American Government
  • History and Systems of Psychology
  • Methods of Sociological Research
  • Modern Sociological Theories
  • Seminar In Behavioral Sciences
  • Elective Courses

  • Culture and Personality: Psychological Anthropology
  • Language And Culture
  • Magic & Religion
  • Comparative Cultures: Culture, Environment, and Globalization
  • Ethnography and Film
  • American Political Parties and Elections
  • Women And Politics
  • Theories of International Relations
  • Public Opinion and Propaganda
  • Social Psychology: Psychological Perspective
  • Child Psychology
  • The Experience of Death and Dying: Psychological Perspectives
  • Theories Of Personality
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Global Organizations and Social Process
  • The Family
  • Social Psychology: Sociological Perspective
  • Deviant Behavior
  • Applied Anthropology
  • Bio Basis Human Behavior
  • Political and Public Sector Leadership
  • Behavior Modification
  • Computer Applications in the Social Sciences
  • Program Evaluation

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information

Tuition fees

  • Tuition Fees: $6,945 (24 units/2 semesters)
  • Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition ($396/unit): $9,504 (24 units/2 semesters)

Career opportunities

Completion of the strong and diversified Behavioral Science Program will enhance the student's chances for employment in the various helping professions, government and industry. Positions in communication, recreation, gerontology and health sciences would be likely options for behavioral science students. Moreover, the application of behavioral science knowledge and training would be beneficial in the solution of critical social and business problems.

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California State University, Dominguez Hills

Established in 1960, California State University, Dominguez Hills (called CSUDH) is a highly diverse, metropolitan university primarily serving the South Bay area of Los Angeles County with easy access to downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood and the sunny California beaches. CSUDH...


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California State University, Dominguez Hills

1000 E Victoria St.
EE-1300
90747 Carson California
United States of America

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www.csudh.edu

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