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Behavioral Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Irvine, CA, United States
The Behavioral Sciences at Concordia University Irvine attempt to explore the complex nature of the human experience and encounter the great questions of humanity: What does it mean to be human? Who am I? Who are they? What is the religious life of man? Why is there misery? What is the pursuit of the good life? How then, shall we live?
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Overview

In investigating these core questions we discover how individuals think about and relate to themselves and others. The Behavioral Science Major at Concordia University Irvine utilizes the tools of anthropology, psychology, and sociology to create a foundation to investigate the dynamic between self and society; agency and structure; and nature and culture.

Opportunities for Behavioral Science Majors

As a Behavioral Sciences major, you will graduate with the ability to examine the different components of socio-cultural and international diversity and illustrate how a Christian world-view interrelates with and complements the scientific study of human behavior.

As a major in Psychology and Behavioral Science, you are trained through research methods courses, practicum experiences, and a rigorous curriculum. Our graduates engage in lives of service to the community as psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, lawyers, social workers, nurses, demographers, and policy analysts. Students who continue on to earn their graduate degree choose programs such as Masters in Social Work (MSA), Marriage and Family Therapy, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Clinical Psychology, Counseling, Law School, Educational Psychology, and Seminary.

The Behavioral Science major from Concordia University Irvine offers you the opportunity to select an emphasis to serve others intelligently, ethically, and faithfully through your God-given vocations in society and in the church.

  • Anthropology
  • General
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Culture and Self
  • Linguistics
  • Health Psychology
  • Social Stratification
  • Capstone: The Good Society

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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:

    6.5

    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:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 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

  • Completed International Undergraduate Application Form with signature
  • $50 Non-Refundable application fee. International Fee Payment Form
  • Essay
  • International Reference Form
  • Official Transcripts
  • Proof of English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18625 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18625 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Irvine

  • 1560 - 2590 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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