Mercy College's Bachelor of Science program in Behavioral Science is designed for students who wish to broaden their major field to include both Psychology and Sociology. The Behavioral Science major provides a lifetime's worth of useful insights and information
about how individuals behave at home, at school, in the workplace, and in the community. This helps to prepare a student for any job or occupation involving people, in multiple settings including education, human services, business, government and law enforcement.
Mercy College offers a multidisciplinary major in Behavioral Science with a specialization in Community Health ideal for those who are interested in improving the health and well being of people in the community.
Classes are offered at the Bronx and Dobbs Ferry campus and online. Mercy's faculty is comprised of highly qualified and professional instructors who bring many years of practical experience to the classroom and are able to prepare you to succeed in the workplace.
Students who choose the major concentration in Behavioral Sciences with a specialization in Community Health must complete.
- BHSC 244 Social Psychology
- BHSC 226 Computers Soc/Behv Sciences
- BHSC 271 Med Sociology: Health Care Modern
- BHSC 348 Methodology Soc/Beh Sciences
- BHSC 426 Classics Soc/Beh Sciences
- PSYN 232 Health Psychology
- SOCL 308 Health Care Organizat/Management
- SOCL 366 Medical Ethics
four elective courses selected under advisement from the major offerings in Psychology and/ or Sociology numbered 200 and above.
At least two major courses in psychology and two major courses in sociology must be completed in residence at Mercy College. BHSC 370 Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences is recommended for students planning to attend graduate school. BHSC/ PSYN/ SOCL 399 Internship is recommended.
This program is appropriate for anyone who is interested in improving the health of individuals in the community. Representative career opportunities include Wellness Coordinator, Health Educator or Health Program Coordinator.