Frequently Asked Questions

What is behavioral sciences?

Behavioral science includes academic disciplines and application in the fields of psychology, sociology and anthropology. At the core of the behavioral science curriculum is the study of human creation, including human behavior, cognition, affect, and interaction and relationships. The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at California Baptist University focuses on the pursuit of accurate historical and contemporary knowledge of the behavioral sciences coupled with the skills necessary for direct application of that knowledge in a variety of settings. In addition, a prime goal of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences is a developmental exploration of the relationship between faith, learning and application.

What is the admissions process for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences?

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences does not have a special admissions process but follows the application requirements provided by the Admissions Office. You can find more information on applying as an undergraduate student by clicking here. Once you have been accepted as a student at CBU, you can declare one of the many majors within the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences as your choice of study.

You can find more information on applying as a graduate student to California Baptist University by clicking here

What will my experience be as a student?

One of the greatest advantages of training at the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences is undoubtedly the holistic method with which we approach learning and application. While theoretical frameworks are explored alongside historical perspectives of each discipline, it is the direct application of knowledge that sets us apart from other programs. For example, our anthropology and sociology faculty have combined classroom instruction with service-learning opportunities for students in the Riverside community. In psychology, many students have partnered with the faculty and benefitted from direct involvement in research through the Center for the Study of Human Behavior. Similarly, counseling ministry and counseling psychology students have significant opportunity to work in practicum placements throughout the Inland Empire. The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers students many opportunities to put their skills into practice in a setting that provides individual attention and faculty guidance.

What types of jobs are available to me once I complete a degree from the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences?

Areas of professional practice in the behavioral sciences include counseling, education, nonprofit, business, human resources and government/nongovernmental organizations. The specific program of study you choose will determine what future career options are available to you. Contact the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences for more information.