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Behavioral Science (A.A.)

Associate Degree
Lewis-Clark State College
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Instruction Method
Online
Time to Degree
2 years

About the Program

The Associate in Arts degree in Behavioral Science is designed for normal completion in two years. It has a two-fold purpose. First, it provides coursework for persons who may want to enter the human services field at the paraprofessional level. Second, it provides a solid general education experience and can serve to enhance career mobility, to be the foundation for a baccalaureate program, or to prepare the student who wants to transfer to another institution. The program takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human behavior and cuts across several academic and professional fields. An advisor works with each student to assist him/her in course selection and evaluation of career opportunities.

Program Requirements

  • Behavioral Science Associate of Arts Core Reqmts complete the following 8 requirements
    26 credits
    Written Communication, complete one option.
    Take ENGL 101 and 102.
    ENGL101 - Writing/Rhetoric I
    3 credits
    ENGL102 - Writing/Rhetoric II
    3 credits
    Take ENGL 109.
    ENGL109 - College Writing & Research
    6 credits
    Oral Communication, complete one course.
    COMM101 - Fundamentals Oral Comm
    3 credits
    COMM203 - Sm Group Communication
    3 credits
    COMM204 - Public Speaking
    3 credits
    Mathematical Ways of Knowing.
    MATH123 - Math in Modern Society
    3 credits
    MATH130 - Finite Mathematics
    4 credits
    MTHPT130 - Finite Mathematics
    3 credits
    MTHPT137 - Math for Technology
    4 credits
    MATH143 - College Algebra
    3 credits
    MATH147 - College Algebra Trig
    5 credits
    MATH153 - Statistical Reasoning
    3 credits
    MTHPT153 - Statistical Reasoning
    3 credits
    MATH170 - Calculus I
    4 credits
    MATH253 - Statistical Methods
    3 credits
    MATH257 - Math Elem Teachers II
    4 credits
    Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing, Choose two courses from two of the three categories (Literature, Arts, Language)
    Take 1 ENGL-Literature course Choose from ENGL 175, 257, 258, or 261.
    ENGL175 - Literature and Ideas
    3 credits
    ENGL257 - World Classics
    3 credits
    ENGL258 - International Literature
    3 credits
    ENGL261 - Mythologies
    3 credits
    Take 1 course in the arts. Choose from ART 100, HUM 101 or 150, MUS 101, 102, 150, 151 or 152, or THEA 101.
    ART100 - Introduction to Art
    3 credits
    HUM101 - Art/Hist Motion Picture
    3 credits
    HUM150 - Intro/Arts
    3 credits
    MUS101 - Survey/Music
    3 credits
    MUS102 - Music in America
    3 credits
    MUS150 - World Music
    3 credits
    MUS151 - History Musical Theater
    3 credits
    MUS152 - Hist Jazz/Pop Music
    3 credits
    THEA101 - Survey/Theater
    3 credits
    Take 1 Language course. Choose from NP 101, or 102, or SPAN 101, or 102.
    NP101 - Nez Perce Lang/Culture
    4 credits
    NP102 - Nez Perce Lang/History
    4 credits
    SPAN101 - Elementary Spanish I
    4 credits
    SPAN102 - Elementary Spanish II
    4 credits
    Scientific Ways of Knowing
    BIOF100 - Intro Bioinformatics
    3 credits
    BIOL100 - Concepts of Biology
    4 credits
    BIOL120 - Plants and People
    4 credits
    BIOL123 - Biology in Film
    3 credits
    BIOL175 - Human Biology
    4 credits
    BIOL227 - Anatomy/Physiology I
    4 credits
    CHEM100 - Concepts of Chemistry
    4 credits
    CHEM105 - Gen Organic/Biochemist
    4 credits
    CHEM111 - Prin/Chemistry I
    4 credits
    CS108 - Intro to Computer Sci
    4 credits
    CITPT108 - Intro to Computer Sci
    4 credits
    FSCI101 - Intro/Forensic Science
    4 credits
    GEOL101 - Physical Geology
    4 credits
    GEOL120 - Intro Earth Systems
    4 credits
    GIS271 - Intro/Geog Info Sci
    4 credits
    ID240 - Integrated Science II
    4 credits
    NS140 - Integrated Science I
    4 credits
    NS150 - Intro/Natural Sciences
    3 credits
    NS174 - Nat Sci Elem Education
    4 credits
    PHYS111 - General Physics I
    4 credits
    PHYS112 - General Physics II
    4 credits
    PHYS171 - Phys Sci Elem Educ
    4 credits
    PHYS205 - Descriptive Astronomy
    4 credits
    PHYS211 - University Physics I
    5 credits
    Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
    ECON201 - Principles of Macro
    3 credits
    ECON202 - Principles of Micro
    3 credits
    HRPT185 - Hum Rel/Organizations
    3 credits
    PSYC205 - Lifespan Develop Psyc
    3 credits
    POLS101 - Amer National Government
    3 credits
    POLS237 - International Politics
    3 credits
    SS185 - Hum Rel/Organizations
    3 credits
    SOC102 - Social Problems
    3 credits
    ANTH120 - World Prehistory
    3 credits
    ANTH170 - Intro/Native Amer Studies
    3 credits
    GEOG102 - Intro to Geography
    3 credits
    HIST101 - World History I
    3 credits
    HIST102 - World History II
    3 credits
    HIST111 - US History I
    3 credits
    HIST112 - US History II
    3 credits
    HRPT184 - Diversity/Organization
    3 credits
    POLS285 - Comparative Government
    3 credits
    SS184 - Diversity/Organization
    3 credits
    Diversity requirement.
    ANTH102 - Cultural Anthropology
    3 credits
    ANTH120 - World Prehistory
    3 credits
    ANTH170 - Intro/Native Amer Studies
    3 credits
    ANTH360 - Race and Ethnicity
    3 credits
    COMM345 - Intercultural Comm
    3 credits
    ENGL258 - International Literature
    3 credits
    ENGL474 - Native Amer Written Lit
    3 credits
    GEOG102 - Intro to Geography
    3 credits
    HIST101 - World History I
    3 credits
    HIST102 - World History II
    3 credits
    HIST111 - US History I
    3 credits
    HIST112 - US History II
    3 credits
    HRPT184 - Diversity/Organization
    3 credits
    KIN220 - Soc/Cult Aspects/Sport
    3 credits
    SS184 - Diversity/Organization
    3 credits
    NP101 - Nez Perce Lang/Culture
    4 credits
    NP102 - Nez Perce Lang/History
    4 credits
    POLS285 - Comparative Government
    3 credits
    SOC101 - Intro/Sociology
    3 credits
    SPAN101 - Elementary Spanish I
    4 credits
    SPAN102 - Elementary Spanish II
    4 credits
    SPAN201 - Intermediate Spanish I
    4 credits
    SPAN202 - Intermediate Spanish II
    4 credits
    ID300C - Ethics and Identity
    3 credits
    Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values Requisite for all Integrative Seminars: Completion of ENGL 102 or 109, and 24 credits of General Education Core courses.
    ID300A - Animals and Society
    3 credits
    ID300B - Art and Censorship
    3 credits
    ID300C - Ethics and Identity
    3 credits
    ID300D - Ethics and Ecology
    3 credits
    ID300E - Ethics and Technology
    3 credits
    ID300F - Gender and Culture
    3 credits
    ID300G - Health Integrative Seminar
    3 credits
    ID300H - Law and Society
    3 credits
    ID300J - Terrorism
    3 credits
    ID300K - Values and Sports
    3 credits
    ID300L - Vietnam
    3 credits
    ID300M - Vulnerable Populations
    3 credits
    ID300N - Wilderness
    3 credits
    ID300P - Diseases and Society
    3 credits
    ID300Q - Econ of Good & Evil
    3 credits
    ID300R - Leadership & Ethics
    3 credits
    ID300S - NW Culture/Hist/Lit
    3 credits
    ID300T - Propaganda
    3 credits
    ID300U - Women in 20th Century
    3 credits
    ID300V - Gandhian Ethics/Values
    3 credits
    ID300W - Food and Agriculture
    3 credits
    ID300X - Civil Rights Movement
    3 credits
    ID301A - Hells Canyon Institute
    3 credits
    SS350 - Ethics:
    3 credits
    HUM350 - Ethics:
    3 credits
  • Assoc Arts Behavioral Science Major Reqmts complete the following 2 requirements
    21 credits
    Behavioral Science major courses.
    Take ANTH 102, PSYC 101, and SOC 101.
    ANTH102 - Cultural Anthropology
    3 credits
    PSYC101 - Intro/Psychology
    3 credits
    SOC101 - Intro/Sociology
    3 credits
    Take 12 more credits of ANTH, PSYC, SOC, or SW courses.
    ANTH299 - Research Assistantships
    1 - 12 credits
    ANTH205 - Global Issues/Cul Persp
    3 credits
    ANTH395 - PR:
    1 - 6 credits
    ANTH292 - ST:
    1 - 3 credits
    ANTH492 - ST:
    1 - 3 credits
    ANTH391 - WK:
    1 - 3 credits
    ANTH494 - IN:
    1 - 6 credits
    ANTH392 - ST:
    1 - 3 credits
    ANTH291 - WK:
    1 - 3 credits
    ANTH320 - North American Indians
    3 credits
    ANTH295 - PR:
    1 - 6 credits
    ANTH450 - Ethnography/Selected Area
    3 credits
    ANTH192 - ST:
    3 credits
    ANTH280 - Ecological Anthropology
    3 credits
    ANTH170 - Intro/Native Amer Studies
    3 credits
    ANTH365 - Comparative Religion
    3 credits
    ANTH360 - Race and Ethnicity
    3 credits
    ANTH101 - Intro/Phys Anthropology
    3 credits
    ANTH380 - Culture/Environment
    3 credits
    ANTH290 - DS:
    1 - 3 credits
    ANTH311 - Culture and Education
    3 credits
    ANTH386 - Ethnography
    3 credits
    ANTH390 - DS:
    1 - 3 credits
    ANTH491 - WK:
    1 - 3 credits
    ANTH394 - IN:
    1 - 12 credits
    ANTH399 - Research Assistantships
    1 - 12 credits
    ANTH490 - DS:
    1 - 3 credits
    ANTH289 - Field School/Arch
    1 - 8 credits
    ANTH195 - PR:
    1 - 12 credits
    ANTH489 - Field School/Anth
    1 - 8 credits
    ANTH368 - Sex, Evolution, Human
    3 credits
    ANTH310 - Culture and Health
    3 credits
    ANTH102 - Cultural Anthropology
    3 credits
    ANTH120 - World Prehistory
    3 credits
    PSYC464 - Political Psychology
    3 credits
    PSYC368 - Sex, Evolution, Human
    3 credits
    PSYC415 - Positive Psychology
    3 credits
    PSYC445 - Counseling/Teenager
    3 credits
    PSYC443 - Case Mgmt/Chem Depend
    3 credits
    PSYC446 - Chem Dep/Family System
    3 credits
    PSYC448 - Chem Dep/Grp Approach
    3 credits
    PSYC460 - Intimate Relationships
    3 credits
    PSYC476 - Blood Borne Pathogens
    2 credits
    PSYC391 - WK:Psychology
    1 - 6 credits
    PSYC291 - WK:Psychology
    1 - 6 credits
    PSYC491 - WK: Psychology
    1 - 6 credits
    PSYC295 - PR:Psychology
    1 - 12 credits
    PSYC292 - ST:Psychology
    1 - 3 credits
    PSYC414 - Psyc of Beauty
    3 credits
    PSYC457 - Drugs and the Athlete
    1 credit
    PSYC392 - ST:Psychology
    1 - 3 credits
    PSYC305 - Adult Development & Aging
    3 credits
    PSYC402 - Psychological Measurement
    3 credits
    PSYC243 - Intro to Field of Addictions
    3 credits
    PSYC250 - Group Dynamics
    3 credits
    PSYC449 - Assmt/Screen Ch Dep Co
    3 credits
    PSYC475 - HIV/STD & Other Diseases
    3 credits
    PSYC300 - Statistical Methods
    3 credits
    PSYC385 - Research Methods
    3 credits
    PSYC499 - Research Project/Semin
    3 credits
    PSYC311 - Abnormal Psychology
    3 credits
    PSYC407 - Prof Development Psyc
    1 credit
    PSYC394 - IN:Psychology
    1 - 12 credits
    PSYC410 - Sports Psychology
    3 credits
    PSYC470 - Crisis Intervention
    3 credits
    PSYC240 - Phil/Historical Roots
    3 credits
    PSYC494 - IN:Psychology
    1 - 6 credits
    PSYC199 - Research Assistantship
    1 - 12 credits
    PSYC450 - Cognitive Psychology
    3 credits
    PSYC395 - PR:Psychology
    1 - 12 credits
    PSYC456 - Drugs/Society
    2 credits
    PSYC390 - DS:Psychology
    1 - 6 credits
    PSYC299 - Research Assistantships
    1 - 12 credits
    PSYC321 - Educational Psychology
    3 credits
    PSYC444 - Chem Dep/Pharmacology
    3 credits
    PSYC419 - Psych Sustainability
    3 credits
    PSYC387 - Sci Read/Write Lab
    2 credits
    PSYC399 - Research Assistantships
    1 - 12 credits
    PSYC490 - DS:Psychology
    1 - 6 credits
    PSYC318 - Assessment/Learning
    3 credits
    PSYC194 - IN:Psychology
    1 - 6 credits
    PSYC455 - Psychology of Motivation
    3 credits
    PSYC310 - Personality Theories
    3 credits
    PSYC320 - Social Psychology
    3 credits
    PSYC442 - Ethical Prin/Counsel
    3 credits
    PSYC290 - DS:Psychology
    1 - 6 credits
    PSYC485 - Adv Research Seminar
    3 credits
    PSYC101 - Intro/Psychology
    3 credits
    PSYC440 - Counseling Theories/Tech
    4 credits
    PSYC190 - DS:Psychology
    1 - 9 credits
    PSYC226 - Biological Behavior
    3 credits
    PSYC343 - Intro/Addiction Study
    3 credits
    PSYC205 - Lifespan Develop Psyc
    3 credits
    PSYC492 - ST:Psychology
    1 - 3 credits
    PSYC495 - PR:Psychology
    1 - 12 credits
    SOC492 - ST:
    1 - 12 credits
    SOC291 - WK:
    1 - 3 credits
    SOC390 - DS:
    1 - 3 credits
    SOC491 - WK:
    1 - 12 credits
    SOC295 - PR:
    1 - 9 credits
    SOC333 - White Collar Crime
    3 credits
    SOC292 - ST:
    1 - 12 credits
    SOC290 - DS:
    1 - 3 credits
    SOC315 - Marriage and Family
    3 credits
    SOC425 - Violence and Gender
    3 credits
    SOC299 - Research Assistantships
    1 - 12 credits
    SOC392 - ST:
    1 - 12 credits
    SOC399 - Research Assistantships
    1 - 12 credits
    SOC403 - Social Change
    3 credits
    SOC310 - Religion/Contemp Society
    3 credits
    SOC325 - Social Stratification
    3 credits
    SOC275 - Prin/Interv Case Studies
    3 credits
    SOC490 - DS:
    1 - 3 credits
    SOC360 - Race and Ethnicity
    3 credits
    SOC355 - Rural Sociology
    3 credits
    SOC345 - Criminology
    3 credits
    SOC495 - PR:
    1 - 9 credits
    SOC480 - Victimology
    3 credits
    SOC422 - Race, Gender & Justice
    3 credits
    SOC102 - Social Problems
    3 credits
    SOC366 - Environment/Society
    3 credits
    SOC320 - Juvenile Delinquency
    3 credits
    SOC375 - Deviat Behav/Soc Cont
    3 credits
    SOC101 - Intro/Sociology
    3 credits
    SW498A - Senior Seminar I
    2 credits
    SW486 - Field Seminar II
    2 credits
    SW497A - Field Instruction I
    4 credits
    SW498B - Senior Seminar II
    2 credits
    SW499B - Seminar
    3 credits
    SW366 - Spiritual Diversity
    3 credits
    SW407 - Treat/Complex/Trauma
    3 credits
    SW360 - Case Management
    3 credits
    SW395 - PR:
    1 - 12 credits
    SW295 - PR:
    1 - 12 credits
    SW392 - ST:
    1 - 12 credits
    SW299 - Research Assistantships
    1 - 12 credits
    SW402 - Social Work with Families
    3 credits
    SW293 - SL:
    1 - 12 credits
    SW362 - Advocacy for Soc Justice
    3 credits
    SW399 - Research Assistantships
    1 - 3 credits
    SW292 - ST:
    1 - 12 credits
    SW325 - Law of Child & Family
    3 credits
    SW367 - Psychotropic Meds
    3 credits
    SW390 - DS:
    1 - 3 credits
    SW226 - Biological Behavior
    3 credits
    SW492 - ST:
    1 - 12 credits
    SW291 - WK:
    1 - 3 credits
    SW400 - Case Management in Soc Wrk
    3 credits
    SW410 - Dial/Beh Therapy
    3 credits
    SW497B - Field Instruction II
    4 credits
    SW330 - Mental Health
    3 credits
    SW487 - Research Proposal
    3 credits
    SW322 - Hum Behav/Soc Envir II
    3 credits
    SW393 - SL:
    1 - 12 credits
    SW300 - Statistics & Research Methods
    3 credits
    SW320 - Introduction to Social Welfare
    3 credits
    SW442 - Gen Social Work Practice II
    3 credits
    SW385 - Statistics & Research Methods
    3 credits
    SW495A - Social Work Field Practicum I
    3 credits
    SW495B - Social Work Field Practicum II
    3 credits
    SW499A - Seminar
    3 credits
    SW405 - Trauma and Resilience
    3 credits
    SW394 - IN:
    1 - 12 credits
    SW490 - DS:
    1 - 3 credits
    SW290 - DS:
    1 - 12 credits
    SW491 - WK:
    1 - 3 credits
    SW401 - Violence and the Family
    3 credits
    SW488 - Statistical Analysis
    3 credits
    SW493 - SL:
    1 - 12 credits
    SW241 - SW PRACTICE FOUND
    3 credits
    SW499 - Research Assistantships
    1 - 12 credits
    SW193 - SL:
    1 - 12 credits
    SW363 - Ethics in SW Practice
    3 credits
    SW494 - IN:
    1 - 12 credits
    SW480 - Diversity Awareness
    3 credits
    SW364 - Children/Adolescents
    3 credits
    SW321 - Hum Behav/Soc Envir I
    3 credits
    SW315 - Grief and Loss
    3 credits
    SW340 - Social Work Policy
    3 credits
    SW483 - Field Education I
    4 credits
    SW485 - Field Seminar I
    2 credits
    SW341 - Practice/Individuals
    3 credits
    SW361 - Child Welfare
    3 credits
    SW365 - Aging/21st Century
    3 credits
    SW342 - SW Practice Groups
    3 credits
    SW355 - Self-Care
    3 credits
    SW386 - FOUND OF SW RESEARCH
    3 credits
    SW484 - Field Education II
    4 credits
    SW343 - Practice/Families
    3 credits
    SW443 - SW Practice Org & Comm
    3 credits
    SW140 - Intro to Soc Work/Soc Wlfr
    3 credits
  • 60 Credits for Associate Arts/Science Degree
    60 credits
Grand Total Credits
60

* Please note that you must meet with an advisor each semester in order to verify degree completion time as well as online course offerings for the program requirements.