Follow in the footsteps of previous students who continue to achieve amazing success in the workplace as well as in graduate and professional schools. Visit our School of Behavioral Sciences page for more information.
The exercise science program prepares you for work in fitness and health-related occupations and graduate programs in allied health such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, exercise physiology, cardiac rehabilitation, physician assistant, health educator, and nursing.
This program reflects the reality of the human service philosophy and occupations. Human services are concerned with addressing a number of social problems on individual, family, group, and community levels. The program is designed to provide your with requisite skills and knowledge needed to enter careers devoted to serving the needs of the community in a number of capacities.
The Outdoor Education program equips you for education positions in parks, nature, centers, zoos, aquaria, natural resource management, eco-tourism programs, camps, outdoor youth development programs, and more. This interdisciplinary major combines studies in natural history, environmental interpretation, and adventure programming.
Explore both the science and application of psychology in many diverse fields, preparing for either careers at a bachelor’s degree or graduate school admission. Some select students may even have the opportunity to experience psychological research first hand by working closely with faculty while conducting cutting edge research while others may have the opportunity to gain firsthand experiences through field-based internships.
Sociology is the scientific study of society and prepares you for a wide-ranging number of professional paths including business, government, education, counseling, community relations, planning and development, and non-profit organization opportunities. Our sociology major focuses on the study of family life, population movement, economics and inequality, group behavior, environmental studies, criminal justice and many other topics of social interest.
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