Behavioral Science (BSC)

BSC 200  Field Observation    2 sem. hrs.

Sophomore year field observation introducing behavioral science majors to applied sociology and psychology professions. Includes observations and interviews with persons in applied practice. Utilizes classroom activities and career counseling services. Final grade must be a C or better. Restricted to majors only. Offered fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisite: PSYC 120 or SOC 101 or SOC 204.

BSC 221  Stats for Behavioral Science    3 sem. hrs.

Levels of measurement (nominal, ordinal, interval, ratio), descriptive statistics (frequency distributions and graphing techniques, percentiles, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, standard deviation and standard normal distribution), contingency tables, correlation, regression and prediction, multivariate data analysis, probability and statistical inference, analysis of variance, canonical analysis, parametric and nonparametric tests of significance. Computer applications drawn from the behavioral sciences. Offered fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisite: MATH 104.

BSC 301  DV:Social Psychology    3 sem. hrs.

Examination of social and group influences on individual behavior. Topics include attribution, conformity, social perception, attitude change. Next offered Spring 2017.

Prerequisites: PSYC 120 or SOC 101 or SOC 204.

BSC 360  DV:Counsel/Interview Proc    3 sem. hrs.

Introduction to counseling and interviewing techniques and processes. Examines stages and strategies in the counseling process; application of selected counseling theories to case situations; counseling specialty areas; and legal, ethical and professional issues in counseling and interviewing. Includes learning lab focused on developing basic interviewing and counseling skills. Final grade must be C+ or better. Offered fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisites: Junior status and Sociology or Psychology internship concentration.

BSC 430  DV:Applied Behav Science Sem    3 sem. hrs.

Intensive study to develop an understanding of applied aspects of psychology/sociology through application of research, change theory, and intervention-helping skills. Seminar prepares students for an internship by examining ethical issues, analyzing case studies, identifying intervention strategies, and planning internship. Final grade must be C+ or better. Offered fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisites: BSC 360 required for Sociology-Applied Family Studies and Sociology-Applied Criminal Justice majors (not required fro Psychology-Research Methods and Data Analysis majors), and Psychology Community/Clinical majors; Prerequisites for B.A./M.A. majors: BSC 221, BSC 502, BSC 560, and three other B.A./M.A. courses.

BSC 440  DV:H3:Applied Behav Sci Intern    3-9 sem. hrs.

Internship is a supervised capstone experience in public orprivate settings. Internship enables Sociology and Psychology majorswith the internship concentration and Behavioral Sciences (B.A./M.A.)majors to interact with clients, bridging the gap between theory andpractice. Through hands-on application of micro-skills learned in prerequisitecourses, students problem solve with clients and supervisors.Periodic conferences with instructors and practitioners required. Prerequisitesfor B.A./M.A. majors: BSC 430 and BSC 560, senior standing anddepartmental approval. Offered fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisites:BSC 360, BSC 430, senior standing, and departmental approval.

BSC 502  Research Methods/Prog Evaluati    3 sem. hrs.

An overview of statistical concepts and methods used in counseling research from single case-study, qualitative designs through complex, multivariate quantitative research designs. Included are consideration of sampling methods, descriptive and inferential statistics with particular reference to hypothesis testing, and the analysis, evaluation and interpretation of statistical data, using computer-based systems. The course includes consideration of the use of research methods in program evaluation, needs assessments and outcome studies. Special focusis given to understanding the importance of integrating research into the professional identity of school and mental health counselors to the benefit of students, clients and the overall profession. Offered fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisite: Admission to B.A./M.A. program or M.A. in Counseling and Human Development.

BSC 526  UG:DV:Group Process    3 sem. hrs.

This course is designed to introduce students to the group as a unique medium of implementing the counseling process. Emphasis is placed upon the analysis of group dynamics as it relates to counseling, growth, and development. Employing various theoretical perspectives, students will be exposed to the possibilities of group counseling in a variety of settings with different populations. Learning is facilitated through an experiential model and an interersonal lab is required. Offered every fall semester.

Prerequisite: Admission to B.A./M.A. program or M.A. in Counseling and Human Development.

BSC 560  DV:Intro Counsel/Counsel Prof    3 sem. hrs.

Orientation to the counseling profession through an examination of the history and philosophy of the counseling profession; professional roles of counselors; professional issues in professional counseling. Introduction to stages and strategies in the counseling process. Development of attending skills and case conceptualization abilites. Includes an intensive laboratory focused on developing interviewing skills and mastering counseling procedures. This is a fundamental course. It should be taken within the first 2 semesters following admission. Offered every fall and spring.

BSC 560G  Intro to Couns & Couns Profess    3 sem. hrs.

Orientation to the counseling profession through an examination of the history and philosophy of the counseling profession; professional roles of counselors; professional counseling organizations; and legal, ethical and professional issues in professional counseling. Introduction to stages and strategies in the counselining process. Development of attending skills and case conceptualization abilities. Includes an intensive laboratory focused on developing interviewing skills and mastering counseling procedures. This is a foundational course. It must be taken within the first 2 semesters following admission.

BSC 560U  DV:Intro to Coun/Coun Profess    3 sem. hrs.

Introduction to counseling and interviewing techniques and processes. Examines stages and strategies in the counseling process; application of selected counseling theories to case situations; counseling specialty areas; and legal, ethical and professional issues in counseling and interviewing. Includes an intensive (1 sem. hr.) lab focused on developing interviewing skills and mastering counseling procedures. Undergraduate course. For the undergraduate student. Offered fall semester.

Prerequisite: Admission to B.A./M.A. program or M.A. in Counseling and Human Development.