Students that pursue social and behavioral sciences study the individual's relationship to the communities they belong to. In this role, they focus on identifying high-risk behaviors or trends in a specific population and propose solutions to improve overall public health levels in their communities. Behavioral and social scientists working in the public health sector typically take courses with topics on mental health, social research, and how to promote healthy lifestyles.
AT A GLANCE
IS THIS YOU?
I enjoy helping people learn, grow, or heal.
I like to teach, counsel, train, etc.
I am interested in understanding the world we live in.
I enjoy learning about different cultures.
I am interested in learning about human habits, actions, and intentions.
I like identifying ways to help people with illnesses or emotional challenges.
PATTERNS OF SOCIAL Interaction
STRUCTURE, FUNCTION OF HUMAN Society
Explore the Different Possibilities
Check out the specific concentrations within this interest cluster, with information regarding specific careers, as well as potential majors to pursue in college!
Connect with Alumni or a Senior Mentor
Check out how our alumni students and current seniors are pursuing this pathway! Learn about what it takes. To learn more about an alumni's journey, check out their roadmap.
Choosing the Right Courses
Provided here are the COC classes that are recommended for your pathway. You are not required to take all them, so you should talk to your counselor to clarify which classes are right for you. Explore the different possibilities below!
GENERAL ADVICE FOR THIS PATHWAY
Be prepared to spend time reading and studying.
Do not waste your time on upper division COC math classes that you do not need. Take COC classes in Psychology, Sociology, or Anthropology.
If you can, talk to Mr. Malkowski about becoming an SEL mentor!
Before you decide to become a behavioral science major, it's crucial to gain an understanding of the industry as a whole. One of the ways you can do this is to by exploring the many associations and organizations that supply continuing education and support in this field. Here are a few of the options:
Society for Human Resource Management
International Society for Performance Improvement
Behavioral Science & Policy Association
American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Association for Contextual Behavioral Science