Why Study Behavioral Sciences at PNW?
The behavioral sciences study the human condition – past and present. Studying the human condition involves coursework in sociology, anthropology, and psychology. Issues of race, ethnicity, gender and culture are addressed in this field of study. The goal of the program is to provide broad-based academic preparation for students interested in a range of career opportunities.
Why choose Purdue Northwest?
Academic excellence is the foundation of Purdue Northwest. We offer an environment that will contribute to your success, including small class sizes taught by expert, dedicated faculty and opportunities for research and hands-on learning, to name a few.
The BA in Behavioral Sciences leads to entry level positions such as social services case manager, community health care worker, social services specialist, protective service worker, and healthcare educator.
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Purdue University Northwest offers a variety of scholarships to recognize student achievement and provide financial assistance to help with the cost of an education.
- Criminal Justice Club
- Social Justice Club
- Service Learning
- Sociology and Criminal Justice Field Experience courses (in approximately 40 Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland agencies this year)
- Ronald E. McNair Scholars mentorships
- Research (RA) or Teaching Assistant (TA)
- Multidisciplinary Research Lab (MURL) worker and directed research with faculty
Native American Cultures (ANTH 37900) This course focuses on Native cultures of the Americas. Topics to be covered include prehistory, language, religion, aesthetics, culture contact and change, contemporary issues, and social, economic and political organization.
Race and Ethnic Relations (SOC 31400) This course examines the social, psychological, political, economic, and cultural factors that influence society’s treatment of members of various racial and ethnic groups, and those factors that influence the ways those factors that influence the ways those groups interact with each other.