Behavioral Science

An Associate of Science in Behavioral Science degree is designed for students who want to help people manage and overcome life’s struggles.  This program is a gateway to future studies in psychology, counseling, and social work and is available completely online.  With this degree, students will have a solid foundation in psychology and related behavioral sciences.  It provides a unique program of courses in brain anatomy, the nervous system, human behavior and the study of related social interaction, communication, and perception of the self and others.

With this degree, students will have a solid foundation in psychology and related behavioral sciences. The degree prepares students for bachelor’s level course work in psychology, social work, and sociology.

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to the field of Psychology and its related branches
  • The study of the Brain and Behavior
  • Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology

This degree also offers a wide variety of electives in specialized fields of the helping profession.

Associate of Science in Behavioral Science


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First Semester (Fall I):

  • BCIS 1110 Fundamentals of Information Literacy Systems (3 Credits) 
  • PSYC 1110 Intro to Psychology (3 Credits)
  • ENGL 1110 English Composition I (3 Credits)
  • MATH 1130 Survey of Math (3 Credits)



Second Semester (Spring I)

  • ENGL 1120 English Comp II OR ENGL 2210 Professional/Technical Communication (3 Credits)
  • PSYC 2120 Developmental Psychology (3 Credits)
  • SOCI 2240 Sociology of Intimate Relationships & Family (3 Credits)
  • BIOL 1130C Intro to A&P (Non-Major) (4 Credits)



Third Semester (Summer): 

  • COMM 1130 Public Speaking OR COMM 2120 Interpersonal Communication (3 Credits)
  • Social & Behavioral Science (3 Credits)
  • PHED #### (1 Credit)



Fourth Semester (Fall II): 

  • Humanities (3 Credits)
  • PSYC 2130 Adolescent Psych (3 Credits) 
  • PSYC 2250 Brain & Behavior (3 Credits)
  • PSYC #### - Elective I (3 Credits)
  • Lab Science (4 Credits)



Fifth Semester (Spring II): 

  • PSYC 2140 Child Psych (3 Credits)
  • Arts (3 Credits) 
  • Social & Behavioral Science, Humanities OR Arts (3 Credits) 
  • PSYC #### - Elective II (3 Credits) 



 Total Credits Required: 60 

This program consists of 60 credit hours and is available fully online. Full-time students typically complete this program in four semesters.

Students interested in CCC's Behavioral Science program can apply for general admission to the college and then file a degree plan with an Academic Advisor.

While this program is designed to allow students to transfer to a four-year university to continue their studies in the field of psychology, this two-year degree lays a solid foundation for an exciting career. Students must work closely with their transfer institutions and their CCC advisor to ensure the best transition to four-year schools. Future career opportunities include:




Contact Info

For more information about CCC's Behavioral Science program, please contact:

monica turner
Monica Turner

Division Chair of Business Administration, Behavioral Science and Education

marcus smith
Celia Donofrio, LMSW
Office of Accessibility and Resources/Counselor/Advisor