To understand human beings and how God has created them. To learn more about the regularity, orderliness and dysfunctions in human behavior. To gain a better understanding of human behavior. Students who study psychology or sociology delve into all that and more.
In studying behavioral sciences, Olivet students focus on growing in their awareness and understanding of human behavior, including its causes and consequences. They have opportunities to use scientific research methods while measuring human behavior and obtaining data. Additionally, they learn to apply Christian principles in their studies and how to best serve humanity.
Areas of Study
As students determine their aptitude and what career they want to pursue, professors stand ready to help. Together, they customize the student’s training for the area he/she chooses.
Preparation for Graduate School
Even in the competitive world of graduate school admissions, Olivet graduates have had historically high acceptance rates to the graduate program of their choice. Statistics and advanced statistics courses are required courses for Olivet’s degree programs, which help set up students for success in quality research programs.