East-West University

Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Sciences

If you want career options, like working with and for others, and you’re looking for a relevant degree program, say one in behavioral science in Chicago, then find it at East-West University.

Our Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences provides a number of multidisciplinary academic offerings with disciplines primarily focused primarily on the behavior of human beings as individuals, and as members of society in a contextual setting.

What is Behavioral and Social Sciences?

At its core, behavioral and social sciences is the academic study of human behavior, the evolution and process of change of the structure and function of societies and institutions. Our program emphasizes inter- and intra-connected relational impacts. Disciplines include anthropology, criminal justice, economics, political science, psychology, sociology, and social work … with foreign languages, history, and Islamic Studies also covered.

Our Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Sciences gives you the flexibility customize your education through areas of concentration in African-American studies, criminal justice, international relations, psychology, social work, or sociology. Explore social science in Chicago to pursue your degree as a broad generalist or a deep-dive into a specific discipline – whichever best fits your educational goals and objectives.

Combining applied scientific research with a sound grasp of major theories in the behavioral and social sciences, you’ll gain the technical ability and theoretical comprehension to recognize, articulate, and assess:

- Artistic, social, and scientific contributions of different cultures, societies, and peoples
- Implications of comprehensive global interconnectedness and interdependence of forms of life as related to humankind
- Key assumptions of diverse socio-political, historical, and psychological theories
- Critical functions and importance of science and technology in social and human development
- Needs and aspirations of human beings as contributing factors of societal, that is to say: socio-economic, political, and cultural activities

Upon completion of the program, you’ll be able to contribute proactively to solutions of current and future challenges substantially resulting from globalization and all levels of global interdependence.

This program is particularly suited to merging vocations with a sense of mission in service to humanity with that of highly skilled, professional, and permanent employment opportunities. All of the major areas – be it political science, psychology, criminal justice, social work, or sociology – embrace high degree of realistic, practical, hands-on application, thorough familiarity with foundational theoretical knowledge base, and comprehensive reflective assessment allowing for constant improvement and growth. Focus remains on making the world community a better place in which to live.

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