Transform your future with a degree in Behavioral Sciences – Psychology or Sociology! This isn't just a diploma; it's a stepping stone to lucrative career opportunities and a seamless path to a Bachelor's degree. 


Behavioral Sciences Option Online at Murray State

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The online Associate of Science in Behavioral Science is designed to maximize the development of student potential and prepare graduates for the wide variety of career paths in behavioral science, whether they are looking for a short-term credential for immediate employment in the field, interested in transferring to a four-year institution for further study, or both. Courses are taught by highly trained, extensively experienced faculty, most of whom are licensed in the mental health field, enabling them to guide students in gaining the skills employers are seeking.

The degree’s interdisciplinary nature exposes students to a variety of approaches to studying human behavior and culture, social and cultural relationships, and methods for addressing potential bias in oneself and others. With options in psychology and sociology, students can specialize in coursework that best supports their goals and obtain experience in effective research methods, critical thinking, analysis, problem-solving, and professional written and interpersonal communication.

  • The psychology option is ideal for those interested in how the mind works and want a better understanding of why people behave the way they do.

  • The sociology option is ideal for those interested in how society works, current social issues, social behavior and change, and how social institutions, patterns, and context affect behavior and social justice.

Graduates are able to positively make an impact in the lives of others through a variety of helping professions within the behavioral science field.  Graduates may also consider transferring to a four-year institution for further study or acquire additional training to prepare for advanced roles like college faculty, supervisory positions, and specialized areas such as:

  • Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Sports Psychology, Medical Social Work, Treatment Therapist, and many others
  • Sociological Research, Urban Planning, Criminology, School Counseling, Rehabilitation Counselor, Penology and Probation





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