Associate Degree in Behavioral Science

An associate degree in Behavioral Science will provide students with a broad systematic understanding of human behavior, and of the biological, psychological, cultural, political, and social factors that influence such behavior.

Brain scans used while earning an associate degree in Behavioral Science

What to Know at a Glance


2-year associate degree


A blend of face-to-face and online; Face-to-face

Scheduling Options

Full-time; Part-time; Day classes; Night classes

Where it is offered

Main Campus

About a Degree in Behavioral Science

Knowledge in Behavioral Science will enhance student’s chances for employment in the various helping professions, government and industry. Students can go on the pursue careers in communication, recreation, gerontology and health sciences  Additionally, the application of behavioral science knowledge and training is very beneficial in the solution of critical social and business problems. Are you ready to pursue your associate degree in Behavioral Science? We can’t wait to meet you!

Child Psychology 

This course will address psychological development from conception through middle childhood with references to physical, cognitive, social and personality changes. Students will examine the interplay of biological factors, human interaction, social structures, and cultural forces in development.

Lifespan Growth and Development

A study of social, emotional, cognitive and physical factors and influences of a developing human from conception to death.

Marriage and Family

Sociological and theoretical analysis of the structures and functions of the family, the varied cultural patterns of the American family, and the relationships that exist among the individuals within the family, as well as the relationships that exist between the family and other institutions in society.


  • Critical thinking
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Ethical decision making
  • Communication
  • Organization
  • Empirical and quantitative reasoning
  • Time management
  • Self-discipline
  • Cultural awareness

Possible Careers and Salaries

School Psychologists


Child, Family, and School Social Worker


Probation Officer


Urban Planner




Tuition Costs

Approximate total program cost for full-time in-district (Bowie County residents) is $6,010.

faculty spotlight

“I want to show my kids that you are never too old to go back to school and have a better life.”

– Clifford Agee, Student

Program Contacts

Dr. Alyce Bunting

Behavioral Science Program Coordinator

Dr. Michelle Smith

Behavioral Science Program Coordinator

Mary Ellen Young, Ed.D.

Dean of Liberal, Performing Arts, & Social Sciences

Contact Texarkana College to Get Started

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