The behavioral sciences major is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with a strong foundation in psychology and sociology. A behavioral sciences major prepares students for careers in leadership and service that involve understanding and working with individuals and groups. General knowledge in these fields is augmented by courses that stress the historical, theoretical and research strategies appropriate for the understanding and application of the behavioral sciences. Students majoring in the behavioral sciences complete a core program of 21 required credits and select a minimum of 12 elective credits in the behavioral sciences. A concentration in psychology is also available.