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Behavioral Science, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
New York City, NY, United States
If you want to broaden your major field to include both Psychology and Sociology, a multidisciplinary Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science at Mercy College New York is offered. Specializations are also available in Community Health, Gerontology and Health Services Management. 
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The program provides a combination of structure and flexibility with 4 required courses and 8 elective courses. When selecting major elective courses, a student may tailor the program to his or her particular interests and career goals.

The Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science at Mercy College New York is a very feasible choice of major for transfer students, as it is possible that classes you may have already taken will count toward either required or elective courses. Additionally, the program offers many opportunities for career development through credit-earning internships at a variety of NYC area worksites. 

By the end of this program, students should be able to: 

  • Construct a coherent explanation of major theoretical paradigms and major concepts in psychology and sociology Identify, and compare quantitative and qualitative methods, research designs, and basic statistical tools during social research
  • Explain how the study of social class, ethnicity, gender, age, race, and religion can facilitate cultural competencies focusing on how the individual develops in family, school, work, and community
  • Apply psychological and sociological principles, theories, and research to personal, cultural, and organizational situations

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis except for a few graduate programs. 

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Liberal Arts and Sciences 
  • General Education Requirements 
  • Major Concentration 
  • Behavioral Science 
  • Open Electives 

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Foreign Academic Credential Evaluation (and/or official American transcripts)
  • TOEFL or IELTS Scores, or accepted proof of English language proficiency (if English is not your native language)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9196 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    9196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9196 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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