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Behavioral Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Riverside, OH, United States
The Behavioral Science major at California Baptist University  draws from anthropology, psychology and sociology to give a broad perspective on human behavior. Students will develop the skills necessary to be proficient in the study, research, assessment and evaluation of human behavior from the perspective of all three fields. 
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The major prepares students for employment in social service careers and for graduate study in psychology, sociology, social work and anthropology.

Why study Behavioral Science major at California Baptist University?

Gain real-world experience. Behavioral science at CBU is unique in that caring faculty provide a rigorous study of the human experience from a distinctly Christian worldview. All incoming students are required to complete an internship or a capstone experience. Past students have interned at Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Inland Empire, Operation SafeHouse and Veterans Affairs. Upon graduation, students will be equipped with the skills necessary for careers or graduate study in a global world.

Participate in research. All students complete a capstone research project and have the opportunity to participate in a research colloquium through our interdisciplinary research center—the Center for the Study of Human Behavior. We also offer the Culture & Justice Lecture Series six times per year, which offers students the opportunity to hear from national experts on topics related to the behavioral and social sciences.

Career opportunities

  • Marketer
  • Social worker
  • Researcher
  • Counselor
  • Mental health worker
  • Ministry worker

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    56 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • General Psychology
  •  Survey of the Behavioral Science
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Found Skills in Behav Sciences 
  • Epistemology & Worldview
  • Statistics & Rsrch Methodology 
  • Physical Anthropology and Archeology
  • Culture and Personality

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Official transcripts. Send us the official sealed copies of all academic records (including transcripts, mark sheets and grade reports, as well as graduation certificates, diplomas and/or completion certificates) from secondary schools, showing dates of attendance, courses taken and grades received. Transfer applicants are required to submit all official college transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
  • An essay or personal statement. Submit a personal statement (minimum 3–5 paragraphs) responding to "What do you hope to gain from your experience as a student at CBU?"
  • Minimum of 430 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing  on the SAT.
  • Minimum of 16 on the English section of the ACT.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16471 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    32942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16471 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Traditional Program Per Unit: 1,267 USD


Ambassador’s Scholarship (Incoming Freshmen)

  • $12,000 per year
  • 3.5 cumulative weighted GPA and above
  • 1000 SAT or 20 ACT

International Transfer Scholarship (Incoming Domestic Transfers)

  • $8,000 per year
  • 3.3 GPA and above

Need-Based Grants Global Initiatives Grant – Up to $10,000 per yearGrant based upon financial need as determined. International financial aid application required.

Athletic Scholarships
  • Available for men’s basketball, baseball, diving, soccer, swimming, water polo, cross country and track, volleyball, and golf. For women, scholarships are available for basketball, softball, diving, soccer, swimming, water polo, golf, cross country and track, volleyball and cheer. 

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