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Behavioral Sciences Program

Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion and knowledge. -Plato, Greek Philosopher

What are the Behavioral Sciences?

The Behavioral Sciences encompass sociology, anthropology and psychology. A scientific discipline, the Behavioral Sciences focus on observing and analyzing human behavior to better understand, predict and, sometimes, influence it. The Behavioral Sciences are most often associated with social work and counseling, but they are also used in many other areas, including law enforcement and business.      

Macomb’s Behavioral Sciences Program

Macomb’s Behavioral Sciences Program introduces you to the social sciences: sociology, anthropology and psychology and leads to an interdisciplinary certificate encompassing all three. The courses that you take in Macomb’s Behavioral Sciences Program are designed to prepare you for a career or advanced degree in the Behavioral Sciences.     

Behavioral Sciences Courses at Macomb

Behavioral Sciences Courses at Macomb draw from the social science curriculum and include:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Archaeology
  • Modern Social Problems
  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Sociology of Aging
  • Marriage & the Family
  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Psychological Statistics 
  • Child Growth & Development
  • Psychology of Adolescence
  • Psychology of Adjustment
  • Industrial-Organizational Psychology
  • Lifespan Development
  • Human Sexuality
  • Psychology of Gender
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychology of Health
  • Brain and Behavior
  • Neuropsychology
  • Abnormal Psychology

Career Opportunities with a Certificate in Behavioral Sciences

With a Certificate in Behavioral Sciences, you will be qualified for positions that include residential advisors, social science research assistants, and social and human services assistants.

Transfer Pathways to Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Behavioral Sciences

The credits earned in Macomb’s Behavioral Sciences Program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue advanced degrees in Behavioral Sciences, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Behavioral Sciences Program?

For more information about the Behavioral Sciences Program at Macomb, contact the Associate Dean at Center Campus: 586.286.2282 or, or at South Campus:   586.445.7354 or 

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Behavioral Sciences Career and Transfer Info

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