Department of Behavioral Sciences


Behavioral Sciences
The Department of Behavioral Sciences is UVF's second largest department and is designed for students who have a passion to understand and serve people. No matter what degree students earn in this department, the skills they learn give them tools to succeed in their field. Their unique knowledge of human behavior, problem-solving skills, and professional ethics will furnish a framework for effectively working with diverse populations of people.The degree also provides an excellent preparation for pursuit of an advanced degree in the fields of human services, psychology, counseling, criminal justice, and social work.

Bachelor's Degrees


  • Criminal Justice
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Social Work

Associate Degrees

  • Human Services - Counseling
  • Human Services - Social Services

All students in the Department of Behavioral Sciences are required to complete an internship or practicum prior to graduation. Recent internship opportunities include:
  • Public agencies
  • Schools
  • Churches
  • Health Clinics
Graduates of the Department of Behavioral Sciences are serving as:
  • Social workers
  • Mental health counselors
  • Caseworkers
  • Corrections officers
  • Parole and probation agents
  • Pastoral counselors
  • Research assistants
Social Work Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

If you have a calling to help people and a desire to learn and grow in your critical thinking skills and knowledge of the human psyche, a degree in Behavioral Sciences might be right for you!

If you would like further information,contact Department Chair
Dr. Debra Brown, D. Min.,


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