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

First Semester

BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications (core) 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I (core) 3
HIST 1301 United States History I (core) 3
SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology (core) 3
Elective (college level) 3
Total 15

Second Semester

Creative Arts (any core course) 3
BIOL / GEOL / CHEM / PHYS (any core course & lab) 4
ENGL 1302 Composition II or ENGL 2311 Technical & Business Writing (core) 3
HIST 1302 United States History II (core) 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology (core) 3
Total 16

Third Semester

BIOL / GEOL / CHEM / PHYS (any core course & lab) 4
Language, Philosophy & Culture (any core course) 3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government (core) 3
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development (core) 3
Elective (college level) 1
Total 14

Fourth Semester

GOVT 2306 Texas Government (core) 3
MATH (any core course) 3
Social & Behavioral Science (any course) 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking or SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Speaking (core) 3
PSYC 1300 Learning Frameworks 3
Total 15

Total Hours: 60 SCH

*SOCI 2301, 2336, or foreign language recommended.
**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.