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

PSYC 2308 Child Psychology

A study of the principles of child care, child development, and early childhood learning. This course presents in systematic fashion the known facts about children – all children – as these facts have been discovered by educators, psychologists, pediatricians, anthropologists, and many others who have devoted themselves to the scientific study of child behavior. Prerequisite: none; PSYC 2301 recommended.

PSYC 2315 Psychology of Adjustment

This course is a presentation of psychological principles which are fundamental to personal and social adjustment.

PSYC 2389 Academic Cooperative in Social Sciences (Psychology)

A course designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands on experience in local psychology resources. In conjunction with a psychology course, the individual student and the professor will set specific goals and objectives.

PSYC 2310 or SOCI 2326 Social Psychology

Theories of individual behavior on the social environment are surveyed. Topics include the socio-psychological process, attitude formation and change, interpersonal relations, and group processes. Prerequisite: PSYC 2301 or SOCI 1301.

SOCI 2301 Marriage and Family

A study of marriage relationships, events and attitudes leading to marriage, problems and experiences associated with marriage, and development of a philosophy regarding marriage and family life. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of the instructor.

SOCI 2336 Criminology

Historical study of American crime problems; social and public policy factor affecting crime; impact of crime and its trends; social characteristics of specific crimes; crime prevention.

SOCI 2389 Academic Cooperative in Social Sciences (Sociology)

A course designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on experience in local sociology resources. In conjunction with a sociology course, the individual student and the professor will set specific goals and objectives.