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    Jul 15, 2024  
Missouri Baptist University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
Missouri Baptist University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Behavioral Science, BS

CIP Code: 30.1701

General Education Requirements    

Bachelor of Science     

Behavioral Science Major Requirements

Since the Behavioral Science major is interdisciplinary, drawing from the four areas mentioned above, students are not permitted to complete a second major or minor in any of these areas.

Required Core


Total; 3 Hours


Total: 6 Hours

Total: 9 Hours


Choose one from the following:

Total: 3 Hours

Total: 21 Hours


18 hours (at least 9 hours upper division) with at least one course from each of the following areas. (NOTE: Cross-listed courses with the prefixes CRPS - Criminal Justice/Psychology/Sociology, PSHU - Psychology/Human Services, and PSSC, Psychology/ Sociology, may be counted under only one discipline, as determined by the student with advisor consent, for purposes of satisfying the distribution of electives among the four disciplines.)

Total: At Least 18 Hours (At Least 9 Upper Division)


1Course will satisfy the statistics requirement for the Bachelor of Science degree.
2Course will satisfy 3 of the 9 hours required in social and behavioral sciences for the general education requirement.
3See the catalog section on Senior Permission for information on earning graduate credit for this course.
4Only one course from PSYC 313 PSYC 323 PSYC 343  may be applied toward the major.

Total: 39 Hours


  • At least six hours of major and three hours of minor must be earned at Missouri Baptist University
  • A grade of D is not acceptable in courses taken to fulfill the requirements for a major or minor 
  • If a substitution has been made, attach a copy of the signed approval and indicate the course number and title following the catalog requirement. Please include the date of the substitution. 

Requirements for degree conferral:

  • At least 24 of the last 32 hours taken at Missouri Baptist University

  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 on a 4.00 scale (those seeking certification must achieve a GPA of 2.75)

  • At least 42 hours of Upper Division (54 for a dual degree)

  • At least 120 total credit hours (144 for a dual degree)