The behavioral science minor from CBU integrates psychology, sociology and anthropology, focusing on human actions and behaviors. Many majors — from engineering to marketing — can benefit from a minor in behavioral science.

The behavioral science minor requires the completion of 21 units.

General Prerequisites 

 

This introductory course is a survey of the processes of adjustment, growth, learning, remembering, perception, sensation, socialization, and emotions. It is meant to better equip students to understand and articulate their own life experiences, as well as improve their understanding of the behavior of others. This course is a prerequisite to all other courses in Psychology. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
PSY213-D
Handojo, Virgo
01/08/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B111
PSY213-E
Handojo, Virgo
01/08/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B111
PSY213-C
Crosby, Robert G.
01/08/2024 MW 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center ONLN
PSY213-A
Crosby, Robert G.
01/08/2024 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center ONLN
PSY213-B
Larsen, Anne-Marie
01/08/2024 MW 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center ONLN
PSY213-A
Frederick, Thomas Vincent
05/06/2024 M 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 190
PSY213-E
Larsen, Anne-Marie
09/03/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
PSY213-A
Purrington, Susan N
09/03/2024 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA ONLN
PSY213-D
Crosby, Robert G.
09/03/2024 MW 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
PSY213-C
Crosby, Robert G.
09/03/2024 MW 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
PSY213-F
King, Autumn Pamela
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Mission Hall 124
PSY213-B
Purrington, Susan N
09/03/2024 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS ONLN

Choose one of the following: 

A general survey of Cultural Anthropology from a behavioral, cognitive, and material perspective and viewed as a social science, focuses on cultural factors that affect human behavior, including a brief overview of the four major fields of anthropology. Topics include cultural change, language, family, religious practices, economic subsistence patterns, and political power systems. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ANT225-C
Goodman-Bowling, Julie Marcele
01/08/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus L243
ANT225-B
Sandoval Simon, Keren
01/08/2024 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM BUS 204
ANT225-A
Sandoval Simon, Keren
01/08/2024 MW 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS ONLN
ANT225-A
Goodman-Bowling, Julie Marcele
05/06/2024 T 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 190
ANT225-C
Goodman-Bowling, Julie Marcele
09/03/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Mission Hall 109
ANT225-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 123
ANT225-B
Goodman-Bowling, Julie Marcele
09/03/2024 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM BUS 125

A general introduction to the scientific study of human behavior in social settings. It includes major theories of human behavior in terms of culture, socialization, primary groups, stratification and social class, population, family, religion, and social change. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
SOC213-C
Wallace, Douglas S
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B219
SOC213-B
Mshigeni, Deogratius
01/08/2024 MW 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex ONLN
SOC213-A
Thai, Yvonne
01/08/2024 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center ONLN
SOC213-A
Minton-Ryan, Carol A.
07/01/2024 W 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 190
SOC213-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
SOC213-B
Minton-Ryan, Carol A.
09/03/2024 MW 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA ONLN
SOC213-C
Wallace, Douglas S
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

Upper Division Requirements

 

This course focuses on the interaction between personal patterns of behavior and social influences, paying particular attention to media influence and a history of social and psychological perspectives. Students will consider the dynamic between environment and heredity (nature/nurture) as they explore several facets of human behavior. Prerequisite: ANT 225 or BEH 100. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ANT430-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA

This course is a survey of theories of personality emphasizing various viewpoints, unique theoretical perspectives, functions, and development of basic attitudes and belief systems that influence behavior throughout the life span. The course equips students to actively integrate faith (i.e., biblical principles) with the theories discussed. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
PSY322-A
Purrington, Susan N
01/08/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B114
PSY322-B
Purrington, Susan N
01/08/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B114
PSY322-A
Handojo, Virgo
09/03/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
PSY322-B
Handojo, Virgo
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

This course introduces classical and contemporary sociological theories to examine the fundamental forces that influence human interactions in daily living. Specific emphasis is given to the relationships between social institutions, social and economic power, socially constructed reality, and cultural effects on individual identity, expression, and opportunities in society. Recognition of the differences between the secular patterns of norms and behaviors are paralleled with faith integration on constructs of beliefs and behaviors. Prerequisite: SOC 213. (3 units; Fall & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
SOC381-A
Minton-Ryan, Carol A.
09/03/2024 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA ONLN

Plus, 12 units of upper division anthropology, Christian behavioral science, psychology or sociology