USM Online

BA in Social and Behavioral Sciences

A Foundation for Careers in Human and Social Services

The Online BA in Social and Behavioral Sciences integrates perspectives from psychology, sociology, and anthropology as it provides a solid foundation for careers in a wide range of fields.

The program blends required courses, electives, and an internship experience, allowing you to gain knowledge and abilities that are specific to your career interests. Through a required sequence of Career Development courses, you’ll develop relevant skills while exploring professional opportunities first hand.  Apply today.

Flexible, online bachelor’s program

Our online format enables you to continue working as you complete your degree requirements. You can even combine your online learning with classes on campus. Apply today.

Outcomes and opportunities

As a Social and Behavioral Sciences major, you’ll gain valuable and transferable skills in critical thinking, effective written and oral communication, instructional learning strategies, systems thinking, and teamwork. Your degree prepares you for graduate studies as well as careers in fields such as:

  • Human services
  • Mental health
  • Law and legislative policy
  • Early childhood education
  • Teaching
  • Training and development
  • Pastoral care and hospice work

Transfer or complete your degree

If you are completing your bachelor’s degree as a transfer or returning student, please contact an  Admissions Counselor who will help you get started. Apply today.