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  • 1. GETTING TO KNOW BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE @ UVU Introductory Advising Session 09-10
  • 2. Degrees and Programs in this department, including:  General Education  The Five Emphases  Matriculation Requirements  What you need before an advisor can remove your registration hold:  Test Scores  Transfer Credit  Other WHAT WE WILL COVER 
  • 3. P FS S BESC A SW What are the Behavioral Sciences? Behavioral Sciences = the people sciences, referred to as a whole and all housed in a single department Major in Behavioral Science (BESC) with a focus, or emphasis, in a specific area* The five emphases are: Anthropology, Family Studies, Social Work, Sociology and/or Psychology. *BA/BS only
  • 4. Available Degrees Associate’s of Arts or Sciences in BESC Bachelor’s of Arts or Sciences in BESC (Emphasis in Social Work, Family Studies, Psychology, Sociology, or Anthropology) Bachelor’s of Arts or Sciences in Integrated Studies (Emphasis in Psychology, Sociology, or Anthropology)
  • 5. Associate’s Degrees Associate’s of Arts (AA)   “2-year degree” 61 credits total  GE=35 credits  BESC=14 credits  Electives=2 credits  Lang=10 credits (must be same language, 1010 & 1020) Associate’s of Sciences (AS)   “2-year degree” 61 credits total  GE=35 credits  BESC=14 credits  Electives=12 credits
  • 6. General Education, part 1 35 credits total  Composition:   Required for all students and degrees GE may be considered complete if you transfer with an AA or AS from a USHE institution!  ENGL 1010-Intro to Writing (3) ENGL 2020-Intermediate Writing: Science & Tech (3) Quantitative Literacy: MATH 1040-Intro to Statistics (3, recommended) OR  MATH 1050-College Algebra (4)   PHIL 2050/205G-Ethics and Values (3)   Note: G denotes those courses which may also serve as your Global/Intercultural Requirement. (BA/BS only) Health/Fitness: HLTH 1100-Personal Health and Wellness (2) OR  PES 1097-Fitness for Life (2) 
  • 7. General Education, part 2 Distribution courses are sometimes called “GE electives” because you get to choose the course you take from a list of preapproved options in that area. However, some majors require specific classes in a specific area.  American Institutions:    Choose one from HIST 1700, HIST 1740, POLS 1000 or POLS 1100. POLS 1100 is recommended. Distribution Courses:       PSY 1010-Intro to Psychology is required for all majors (Social/Behavioral Science) Fine Art Humanities Biological Science Physical Science Third Science (Biological or Physical)
  • 8. Bachelor’s Degrees Bachelor’s of Arts (BA)   “4-year degree” 123 credits total  GE=35 credits  BESC=16 credits  Emphasis=48 credits  Electives=6 credits  Lang=18 credits (must be same language, 1010,1020, 2010, & 2020) Bachelor’s of Sciences (BS)   “4-year degree” 123 credits total  GE=35 credits  BESC=16 credits  Emphasis=48 credits  Electives=24 credits
  • 9. BA/BS in Integrated Studies Only one part of your degree will include BESC. You must have 2 emphases and only one may be from the BESC options: Psychology, Sociology, or Anthropology. See the Integrated Studies advisor, Lynne Hetzel, for more details! Lynne.hetzel@uvu.edu or 801-863-8455
  • 10. Matriculation     This is a graduation requirement only—you can still take program requirements without having completed all matriculation requirements BESC students must complete 5 courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (in those 5 courses) or higher to matriculate into a program (BA/BS) PSY 1010 and PSY/SOC 3010* are required in all instances *Taken after MATH 1040/1050 and PSY/SOC 1010 Requirements vary based on emphasis
  • 11. P FS S BESC A SW Research Research Research PSY 1010 and PSY/SOC 3010 are also prerequisites for the Research Core - A set of classes you take no matter the emphasis. PSY/SOC 3010 should be done by the end of your SOPHMORE year, so start your math NOW. *BA/BS only
  • 12. P FS S BESC A SW What are the Behavioral Sciences? Behavioral Sciences = the people sciences, referred to as a whole and all housed in a single department Major in Behavioral Science (BESC) with a focus, or emphasis, in a specific area* The five emphases are: Anthropology, Family Studies, Social Work, Sociology and/or Psychology. *BA/BS only
  • 13. Psychology    A broad social science that seeks to understand the physiological, emotional, and mental processes that drive and influence human behavior Also a profession that takes the scientific foundation of psychology and applies it to help solve human problems. Psychologists work in a variety of settings including laboratories, hospitals, courtrooms, schools and universities, community health centers, prisons, and corporate offices.
  • 14. PSY Matriculation Requirements    PSY 1010-Intro to Psychology PSY 3010-Statistics for Behavioral Science Choose two: SOC 1010-Intro to Sociology  ANTH 101G- Social and Cultural Anthropology  SW 1010-Intro to Social Work   Choose one: PSY 3500-Social Psychology*  PSY 3460-Personality Theory*  PSY 3400-Abnormal Psychology*  *Prerequisites: ENGL 2020 and PSY 1010
  • 15. Anthropology    The study of people and cultures and how we make meaning. Four main academic branches: social cultural, biological, archeology, and linguistics. Provides students with a sound Liberal Arts education and lays a solid foundation for work in anthropology and related fields, like teaching, government, business, medicine, and law.
  • 16. ANTH Matriculation Requirements  PSY 1010-Intro to Psychology   PSY/SOC 3010-Statistics for Behavioral Science ANTH 101G-Social Cultural Anthropology ANTH1020-Biological Anthropology  Choose one:   SOC 1010-Intro to Sociology  SW 1010-Intro to Social Work
  • 17. Family Studies    Combines the coursework of Sociology and Psychology and focuses on the dynamics of the family system. The most strictly laid out emphasis in our program and includes a required internship. This would be a useful emphasis for pursuing a career specific to Marriage and Family Therapy.
  • 18. FAST Matriculation Requirements      PSY 1010-Intro to Psychology PSY/SOC 3010-Statistics for Behavioral Science SOC 1010-Intro to Sociology SOC 1200-Sociology of the Family Choose one:  ANTH 101G-Social Cultural Anthropology  SW 1010-Intro to Social Work
  • 19. Social Work  Consists of the professional application of social work values, principles, and techniques to one or more of the following ends: (a) helping people obtain tangible services; (b) providing counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, families, and groups; (c) helping communities or groups provide or improve social and health services; and (d) participating in relevant legislative processes.  May work in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, mental health clinics, senior centers, elected office, private practices, prisons, military, and corporations as well as a variety of other public and private agencies that serve individuals and families in need.
  • 20. SOWK Matriculation Requirements      PSY 1010-Intro to Psychology PSY/SOC 3010-Statistics for Behavioral Science SOC 1010-Intro to Sociology ANTH 101G-Social Cultural Anthropology SW 1010-Intro to Social Work
  • 21. Sociology     The scientific study of individuals in their groups and larger social structures. A relatively young discipline that describes, explains, and predicts human social patterns using scientific and theoretical constructs. Sociology tends to fall into two distinct types of research fields: pure and applied. Pure sociology includes studies that add or reinforce the overall body of sociological knowledge. Applied sociology includes studies that are directed toward problem clarification and resolution. Sociologists work in a variety of settings including business, social service, and government; it also provides a solid liberal arts foundation for law, education, and medicine.
  • 22. SOC Matriculation Requirements      PSY 1010-Intro to Psychology SOC 3010-Statistics for Behavioral Science SOC 1010-Intro to Sociology SOC 3000-Contemporary Social Theory* Choose one:  ANTH 101G-Social Cultural Anthropology  SW 1010-Intro to Social Work *Prerequisite: ENGL 2020 and SOC 1010
  • 23. Removing Holds- Test scores All incoming students must meet with their advisor to have their initial registration hold removed. Accuplacer: a self-paced computerized test that can be taken at the testing center, composed of an English component and a Math component.  ALL students must submit their ACT/SAT scores in order to have the hold removed. IF you are under 21and your scores for Math or English are below 19/500, you must take Accuplacer.  IF you are over 21 and you do not have ACT/SAT scores, you must take Accuplacer.  IF your scores are more than 2 years old for Math or 3 years old for English, you must take Accuplacer.  IF you have AP or CLEP credits, you must submit your test scores to UVU in order to receive credit. 
  • 24. Removing Holds- Transfer credit Transfer credit is especially important for critical classes, such as English, Math and PSY 1010. You may not need the placement exam and/or you don’t want to repeat courses! For a complete look at Transfer Credit policies, see www.uvu.edu/tr ansfer.  Transcripts must be submitted to UVU.      You must contact EACH institution you have attended in order to request official transcripts. Transfer credit includes Concurrent Enrollment if the credit was granted by any other institution besides UVU Processing may take 4-6 weeks, so the sooner you request transcripts the better! You may view the general status of your transfer credit in UVLink-Student Records menu, “Transfer Credit Awarded” option. IF you have AP or CLEP credits, they too can be viewed under “Transfer Credit Awarded.”
  • 25. Removing Holds-Other information Your assigned advisor is determined by your last initial:   McKenna Rees (A-G) Giovana Alisa (H-O) Kristen Campbell Z)  (P- Appointments may be made in the Department office.  ALL students must take the WEBSTART orientation at UVLink. Academic Standards holds require different solutions based upon your hold type. If you have completed WEBSTART, submitted your test scores, and transferred your credits (if applicable), your registration hold will be removed by attending this session! (UVID required) For more information about the Behavioral Science program you can meet with your advisor or use the department website: www.uvu.edu/besc
  • 26. THANK YOU! This concludes our introduction.