BA Social and Behavioral Sciences

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The B.A. in Social and Behavioral Sciences degree combines coursework in psychology and sociology.  This major prepares students for entry-level positions in social services and/or application to graduate programs in counseling, psychology or social work.  According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook (2018), substance abuse, behavioral disorder and mental health counselor positions are expected to grow by 22%, much faster than the average, from 2018-2028.  This major includes 39 credit hours.


Why Walsh?

  • Blended curriculum. This degree combines coursework in psychology and sociology to help you gain a competitive edge as you pursue positions within your field of interest. 
  • Emphasis on ethics. As part of our Catholic mission, we stress ethics and responsibility within the coursework and the practices of this program.
  • Accelerated format. Designed for busy, working adults, this degree can be completed by taking online courses offered in accelerated 8-week sessions.

What type of career can I look forward to with a Social and Behavioral Sciences degree?

Students are prepared for careers as:

  • Adoption and Foster Care Coordinators
  • Case Managers
  • Life Skills Instructors
  • Outreach Directors
  • Services Coordinators
  • Community Consultants and Planners
  • Adult and Child Protection Advocates
  • After School Program Coordinators
  • Domestic Violence Workers