The Behavioral Science degree at Manchester Community College is designed for students who are planning to pursue a four-year degree in the areas of psychology, sociology, or human/social service disciplines. Through a variety of theoretical and practical applications the Behavioral Science degree focuses on how underlying concepts, theories and principles affect human behavior and societal systems.
A degree in behavioral science is the beginning of a pathway that leads to careers such as: Social Worker, Personal Home Care Aide, Social Service Technician, Rehabilitation Counselor, Psychologist, Organizational Psychologist, Law Enforcement Officer, Parole/Probation Officer, Sociologist, Child Care Aide or Family Therapist.
The Behavioral Science degree offers a comprehensive behavioral science foundation that provides students with a theoretical basis for future study. Aligning with coursework offered at four-year institutions, the Behavioral Science degree program seeks to provide all students with courses in psychology and sociology offering students the first two years of a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Behavioral Science.
Students who graduate from this program will be able to:
- Demonstrate a solid foundation of basic theoretical and practical knowledge in the behavioral sciences
- Comprehend key concepts and terminology in the behavioral sciences
- Engage in practical application of common behavioral science theories
- Think critically and analytically
- Communicate effectively through oral and written skills
- Conduct ethically sound research within the behavioral science field
- Exhibit cultural sensitivity and appreciation of diversity, both locally and globally
Transfer Credit Policy
Courses will be considered for transfer to the Behavioral Science program under the following conditions:
- Introduction to Psychology and Introduction to Sociology must be completed no more than 10 years prior to acceptance into the Behavioral Science program. Exceptions to the 10-year maximum timeframe for Introduction to Psychology and Introduction to Sociology may be granted at the discretion of the Department Chair.
- An articulation agreement exists for MCC Behavioral Science students to transfer to UNH Manchester Psychology degree Program. For details and criteria, please visit MCC’s Career and Transfer Office.
Behavioral Science Degree
Degree Program - First Year
|First Year||Fall Semester||TH||LAB||CR|
|PSYC110M||Introduction to Psychology||3||0||3|
|College Composition I with Corequisite or
College Composition I
|Foreign Language Elective/Humanities/Fine Arts||3||0||3|
|First Year||Spring Semester||TH||LAB||CR|
|SOCI110M||Introduction to Sociology||3||0||3|
|PSYC210M||Human Growth and Development||3||0||3|
|Political Science/History Elective||3||0||3|
|ENGL113M||Introduction to Public Speaking||3||0||3|
|Lab Science Elective (BIOL, CHEM, ESCI, ENVS, GEOL, PHYS)||3||3||4|
|Second Year||Fall Semester||TH||LAB||CR|
|MATH202M||Probability and Statistics||4||0||4|
|English Literature Elective||3||0||3|
|Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective||3||0||3|
|Second Year||Spring Semester||TH||LAB||CR|
|LBSC299M||Behavioral Science Capstone||3||0||3|
|ENGL220M||College Composition II||4||0||4|
|Life Science Lab Elective (BIOL)||3||3||4|
Total Credits - 63
Students must take a minimum of three 200 level B.S. courses at MCC to meet residency requirements.