You are here


As a student majoring in the Behavioral Sciences, there are some curriculum requirements you must meet. To graduate, you must earn 120 credit hours total.

Core Curriculum

You must take 39 credit hours of required courses for the core curriculum.  Consult your advisor, and refer to the University catalog for more information regarding approved core/General Education courses.

  • English (12 hours; 3 hours must be literature and may be a foreign literature; 3 hours must be either communication, writing, or acting)
  • History (3 hours)
  • Math (6 hours; 3 hours must be college algebra; 3 hours must be a non-algebra Math)
  • Science (9 hours) Combination of Biological Sciences and Physical Sciences, with 2 courses from the same subject.
  • Behavioral Science (6 hours; 3 hours must be at the 200 level or higher; Select from anthropology, criminal justice, political science, psychology, sociology, geography, or economics 202, 201 or 300)
  • Arts (3 hours) Must be chosen from Danc, Music, Theater or Visual Arts (see your curriculum plan for a list of specific courses)

Behavioral Sciences - Major/ Concentration Courses

If you choose Behavioral Sciences as your major, you will be required to complete 24 credit hours from subject matter in the Behavioral Sciences block. All 24 of those credit hours must be at the 300 or 400-level with an earned grade of "C" or higher.

Choose your courses from the following disciplines:

  • Anthropology
  • Communicative disorders
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics 201, 202, and 300
  • Educational foundations and leadership
  • Educational curriculum and instruction
  • Special education
  • Education
  • Geography
  • Health
  • Library science
  • Kinesiology (KNES, not KNEA)
  • Political science
  • Psychology
  • Recreation
  • Sociology

Enrichment Blocks (Blocks are simply "groups of subjects")

For your enrichment hours, you must complete 36 credit hours. You need 12 credit hours in three or more blocks each (for 36 hours total) — and one of those blocks will be the same as your major/concentration area. You can complete coursework in any combination of subjects within those three blocks. The idea is that you get “enriched” by exploring different disciplines - find out where your interests lie, what your strengths are, and what classes are a hit for you! These 36 hours can be 100-400 level courses.  This will ultimately lead toward your decision of which block you want to major in.

The other blocks besides Behavioral Sciences are:

  • Arts & Humanities
  • Natural Sciences
  • Applied Sciences
  • Business Studies


You are free to choose 21 credit hours from any block to complete your electives.  We encourage you to use at least 6 hours towards the completion of a minor.  Your advisor can assist you in making these decisions.

Additional Requirements/ Restrictions:

2-3 cr. hours - computer intensive course

3 cr. hours - advanced writing course

Only one (1) KNEA class can be applied toward your graduation requirements.

A maximum of 30 hours in business classes may be counted toward your Bachelor of General Studies degree (or any college outside of the College of Business).