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

Freshman Year

First Semester Hours
ENGL 1301 Composition I (core) 3
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences,
1314 College Algebra, or
1332 Math for Liberal Arts (core)
HIST 1301 United States History I (core) 3
EDUC/PSYC 1300 Learning Framework (core) 3
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
Second Semester Hours
GOVT 2305 Federal Government (core) 3
ENGL 1302 Composition II (core) 3
HIST 1302 United States History II (core) 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking (core) 3
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation,
DRAM 1310 Introduction to Theater,
2366 Film Appreciation, or
MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation (core)

Sophomore Year

First Semester Hours
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics,
HIST 2321 World Civilizations I OR 2322 World Civilizations II (core)
GOVT 2306 Texas Government (core) 3
PSYC 2308 Child Psychology* 3
BIOL 1308 + 1108 Biology for Non-Science Majors I (core) or
core science + lab
SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology 3
Second Semester Hours
PSYC 2301 3
PSYC 2314 3
BIOL 1309 + 1109 Biology for Non-Science Majors II
or BIOL 2306 + 2106 Environmental Biology (core)
or core science + lab
Elective 3
Elective 1
Total Hours 60

* TAMU-T requires PSYC 2308 for education majors

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

Behavioral Science Course Descriptions

Core Courses

Several courses for this degree can be found in the Academic Core. View the Academic Core

SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology

The scientific study of human society, including ways in which groups, social institutions, and individuals affect each other. Causes of social stability and social change are explored through the application of various theoretical perspectives, key concepts, and related research methods of sociology. Analysis of social issues in their institutional context may include topics such as social stratification, gender, race/ethnicity, and deviance.

PSYC 2301 General Psychology

General Psychology is a survey of the major psychological topics, theories, and approaches to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes.

PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development

Life-Span Growth and Development is a study of social, emotional, cognitive and physical factors and influences of a developing human from conception to death.