You’ve always been a keen observer of human nature. Nothing gets by you. You can tell when folks aren’t quite truthful, and you know exactly who ate that last cookie.

There’s a saying in the Talmud that reads, “Wherever you look, there is something to be seen.”  You look, and you’ve always seen more. At Texarkana College, let us help you see more opportunity.

Take your ability and turn it into a thriving career with a degree in Behavioral Science.

We can help you gain in-depth understanding of human behavior, and learn how it is shaped by factors like biology, social groups, and culture.

Associate of Arts – Concentration in Behavioral Science

The following is a suggested course of study which will satisfy the requirements for this Associate of Arts degree at Texarkana College.


Freshman Year

First Semester Hours   Second Semester Hours
ENGL 1301 (core)
Composition I
3   ENGL 1302 (core)
Composition II
MATH 1324 or MATH 1314 or MATH 1332(core)
Math for Business & Social Sciences or
Math for Liberal Arts or College Algebra
3   SPCH 1315 (core)
Public Speaking
HIST 1301 (core)
United States History I
3   HIST 1302 (core)
United States History II
EDUC/PSYC 1300 (core)
Learning Frameworks
3   GOVT 2305 (core)
Federal Government
Elective 3   ARTS 1301, DRAM 1310 / 2366, or MUSI 1306 (core)
Art Appreciation or Introduction to Theater or
Film Appreciation or Music Appreciation
Total 15   Total 15

Sophomore Year

First Semester Hours   Second Semester Hours
PHIL 2306 or HIST 2321 / 2322
Introduction to Ethics or
World Civilizations I or World Civilizations II
3   PSYC 2301
General Psychology
GOVT 2306 (core)
Texas Government
3   PSYC 2314
Lifespan Growth and Development
BIOL 1308+1108* (core)
Biology for Non-Science Majors I + lab
4   BIOL 1309+1109*
Biology for Non-Science Majors II + lab
PSYC 2308
Child Psychology
3   SOCI 2301

Marriage and Family

SOCI 1301
Introductory Sociology
3   Elective 1
Total 16   Total
Behavioral Science AA Total

* TAMUT-T requires PSYC 2308 for education majors.
Consult the catalog of the four-year institution to which you intend to transfer.

To learn more, please contact us.

Dr. Alyce Bunting
Sociology Professor
(903) 823-3222
Dr. Phyllis Gardner
Psychology/Sociology Professor
(903) 823-3387
Dr. Catherine Howard
Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
(903) 823-3285